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Baudelaire on Poe

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      • List of Poes works translated by Baudelaire: p. 167-168. Bibliographical references included in Notes (p. 169-175)

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        PublishersBald Eagle Press
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        LC Classifications1952
        The Physical Object
        Paginationxvi, 91 p. :
        Number of Pages42
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        ISBN 10nodata
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The two writers shared an appreciation for the exotic, a taste for morbid subjects, and a devotion to artistic purity. Through his translations, commentary and criticism, Baudelaire contributed to the favorable reception Poe generally received in Europe and to the high esteem in which Baudelaire on Poe symbolist and surrealist poets held Poe. However, a few spells of gambling — that superhuman pleasure — alternated with our bouts of drinking, and I have to confess that in the end I had staked and lost my soul, in a pretty close game, with heroic unconcern and frivolity.

The story itself is a reproduction of the found manuscript. In one of the biographies of Poe it is said that if he had been willing to normalize his genius and to apply his creative abilities in a manner more appropriate to the American soil, he could have been a money-making author; that after all, the times are not so difficult for a man of talent, that such a man can always make a living, provided that he is careful and economical, and moderate about material things.

He explained the absurdities of the various philosophies that have so far taken possession of the human mind, and even ventured to confide a few basic principles which it would be indiscreet of me to share the benefit and ownership of with anyone else.

Baudelaire on Poe by Charles Baudelaire

Note: It must be considered that Baudelaire based most of his biographical background of Poe on erroneous biographer accounts who were either misguided or being deliberately malicious concerning Poe. What did not Hoffmann do to disarm destiny? What arranges the world, then, is not divine providence or the canons of truth or morality; all of these are now subjected to the aesthetic power of imagination, which is now newly invested with the functions of truth and morality in their subjectively reconstituted and reauthorized form.

Of this church the principal of our school was pastor.

Baudelaire and the Arts

The reality was just the contrary. However, when Baudelaire translated Poe's works he became a sort of kindred spirit and in this book Baudelaire acknowledges how much he truly admires the genius and artistry of Edgar Allan Poe. Thus they left to chance an unfortunate little boy, hungry, homeless, friendless, whom nature, however, had endowed with a charming manner.

No doubt he felt a similar wish to know me, as in passing he gave a meaningful wink, which I lost no time in obeying. Read an Excerpt Baudelaire on Poe Critical Papers By Charles Baudelaire, Lois E. This slim volume, compiled by the noted Baudelaire scholar W.