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Twenty Prose Poems - Baudelaire, Charles P
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From the introduction by Michael Hamburger: "Baudelaire's prose poems were written at long intervals during the last twelve or thirteen years of his life. The prose poem was a medium much suited to his habits and character. Being pre-eminently a moralist, he needed a medium that enabled him to illustrate a moral insight as briefly and vividly as possible. Being an artist and sensualist, he needed a medium that was epigrammatic or aphoristic, but allowed him scope for fantasy and for that element of suggestiveness which ...

Twenty Prose Poems 2001, City Lights Books, San Francisco, CA

ISBN-13: 9780872862166

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Twenty Prose Poems 1968, Jonathan Cape Ltd

ISBN-13: 9780224613422