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Intimate Journals

Intimate Journals

By: W. H. Auden, Charles Baudelaire, Christopher Isherwood

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One of the most influential French poets of the nineteenth century, Charles Baudelaire (1821–1867) was also an important art critic and translator. In fact, his translations of Edgar Allan Poe's works are considered classics of French prose. Throughout much of his life, however, Baudelaire was dismissed as a vulgar drug addict preoccupied with sex and death. Prosecuted for obscenity and reeling from one financial disaster to another, he produced a number of literary works that went unrecognized during his lifetime. Perhaps the most significant collection of poetry published in Europe during the nineteenth century, his Flowers of Evil was critically condemned, and the remaining years of his life were marked by a sense of failure, disillusionment, and despair.
This volume of the poet's essays and drawings—collected and published after his death—includes cryptic memoranda, literary notes, quotations, rough drafts of prose poems, and personal tirades. More than anything else, they reveal the spiritual underpinnings of his work, transcending the squalor of financial ruin and the torture of physical decline to offer compelling thoughts on his world, society, and philosophy.

Unabridged republication of the edition published by Marcel Rodd, Hollywood, CA, 1947.
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ISBN 100486447782
ISBN 139780486447780
Author/EditorW. H. Auden Charles Baudelaire Christopher Isherwood
Page Count128
Dimensions5 3/8 x 8 1/2

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