1st Edition

Complete Poems

ISBN 9780415940917
Published April 12, 2002 by Routledge
464 Pages

USD $120.00

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Book Description

Rimbaud called Charles Baudelaire 'le premier voyant, roi des poetes, un vrai dieu'. The history of modern poetry begins with him. This is a comprehensive translation of all Baudelaire's poetry, excluding only juvenilia, occasional verse and work of doubtful attribution. Baudelaire contemplated a volume of poems that would 'launch him into the future like a cannon-ball'. Here it is in vivid and formally authoritative translation.


"...in certain respects [Martin's] translation stands as the best available rendering of the complete poems." -- The New Criterion