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Knew what this narrative mode could generate the intriguing yet earful At Sixes and Sevens feeling of being inside someone s headThis is Baudelaire a defiantallen angel with a uniue lyrical voice willing to let it all out to show humanity the darkest depths of everyone s willing to let
it all out to show humanity the darkest depths of everyone s And or that he became Sacrilege all out to show humanity the darkest depths of everyone s And or that he became Sacrilege Decadence And TruthThere are many memorable themes in these prose poemsThe The Last Honest Man: Mordecai Richler: An Oral Biography fear of Time Ahor us miserable old The Catholic Home females the era of pleasing even the innocent ones is over and we arouse only horror in the little children we want to love 41The unbearable beauty of NatureAnd now the depth of the sky troubles me its limpidity exasperates me The indifference of the sea the immutability of the scene repulses me Oh must one either suffer eternally or eternallylee the beautiful Nature you pitiless enchantress you always victorious rival leave me alone Stop arousing my desires and my pride The study of the beautiful is a duel one that ends with the artist crying out in terror before being vanuished 42BoredomAnother one would light up a cigar next to a cask of gunpowder just to see to know to tempt Sarah Binks fate toorce himself to prove he has the energy to play the gambler to eel the pleasures of anxiety or or no reason Too Many Puppies! for a whimor lack of anything better to doThis is the kind of energy that springs out of boredom and daydreaming and those in whom it manifests itself so unexpectedly are in general as I ve said the most indolent and dreamiest of beings 50SolitudeFinally I am now allowed to relax in a bath of shadows But irst a Who among us has not dreamt in moments of ambition of the miracle of a poetic prose musical without rhythm and rhyme supple and staccato enough to adapt to the lyrical stirrings of the soul the undulations of dreams and sudden leaps of consciousnessContrary to popular belief I had never read Baudelaire until now I ve trusted Walter Benjamin and lately Calasso to provide me with a well informed ethos about this central igure There are many concerns that this is the literature of the young to which I shout absurd This is the lettres of the Absolute the eternally curious Below the bile there is a hum of sensitivity Behind the debris are the tears of the sensitive Is it The Last Dickens forgiving likely not There is a buzzing pulse at play a hum and aorgiving glance A Hemisphere in a Head of HairLong let me inhale the odour of your hairinto it plunge the whole of my Standing for Something: 10 Neglected Virtues That Will Heal Our Hearts and Homes face like a thirsty maninto the waters of a spring and wave it in myingers like a scented handkerchiefto shake memories into the airIf you could know all that I see All that I hear in your hair My soul Takedown: The Fall of the Last Mafia Empire floats upon perfumes as the souls of other menupon musicYour hair contains an entire dreamull of sails and masts it contains vast seas whose soft monsoons bear me to delightful climateswhere space is deeper
AND BLUER WHERETHE ATMOSPHEREIS PERFUMED WITH bluer wherethe atmosphereis perfumed with with oliage and with human skinIn the ocean of your hair I am shown brief visions of a portresounding with melancholy songs of vigorous men of all nationsand ships of all shapes outlining their ine and complicated architecturesagainst an immense sky where eternal heat languidly uiversIn the glowing Diamantmysteriet fire grate of your hair I inhale the odorof opium mingled with sugar in the night of your hairI see t Baudelaire is a lover of dichotomy richpoor solitudesociety excrementperfume She is very ugly She is nevertheless delectable A Thorough Bred The unstated purpose of each poem is to transform degradation and disunity into an unsettled and ironic harmony or at least to shine a light on the beauty of decay They are passionate poems they mo. Pment of the genre of prose poetry aormat which Baudelaire saw as particularly suited or expressing the eelings of uncertainty lux and reedom of his age and one of the ounding texts of literary modernis. Tell me enigmatical man whom do you love best your The Pocket Mommy fatheryour mother your sister or your brotherI have neitherather nor mother nor sister nor brotherYour riendsNow you use a word whose meaning I have never knownYour countryI do not know in what latitude it liesBeautyI could indeed love her Goddess and ImmortalGoldI hate it as you hate GodThen what do you love extraordinary strangerI love the cloudsthe clouds that passup there up therethe wonderful clouds I never really understood the appeal of Les Fleurs du Mal but so many people love it that I started to eel bad What was I missing Along comes this book Paris Spleen which is As If Being 12 3/4 Isnt Bad Enough, My Mother Is Running for President! full of prose poems made of eual parts humor cynicism and insight and often all three within a paragraph I like these poems because reading it Ieel like I have a sense of who Baudelaire might have been as a person Plus his humor is so oddSoup and CloudsMy adorable little minx was serving me supper through the Dining Room S Open Window I Was Contemplating The Shifting room s open window I was contemplating the shifting God creates rom vapour those marvellous constructions of the evanescent As I watched I thought Those apparitions are nearly as beautiful as my sweet lady s eyes the mad little green eyed monsterSuddenly a violent ist landed in my back and the mad little green eyed monsterSuddenly a violent ist landed in my back and heard a charming raw voice hysterical and brandy damaged the voice of my little darling saying Get on with your bloody soup cloud merchant Ah Charles if you had been born in our time you d be a blogger extraordinaire Decadent passionate and misogynistic this poet stole my heart The Last of the Tribe from Edgar Allen Poe and broke it on the cobbled streets of that Eternal City Don t come lookingor a sympathetic heartBaudelaire is bitter despondent and completely adorable Read this and tell me he s not a man before his time I have this book by my bed Before I drop my eyes into deep sleep I like to read a page or two of this book It gives me a certain sense of dreams Wonderful dreams I eel odd labeling a book of poetry as read That s not how a book of poetry is appreciated It s not the simple act of opening to page one reading each page in a linear ashion then putting it back on the shelf or in this case closing the Kindle Poetry is something that one must refer back to again and again The images sit in the back of the mind waiting to be recalled again Then when the mood strikes you jump to the bookcase and The Book of Air franticallylip the pages to ind that image once again to ind that perfect phrase that lucid expression that just sits there like an enigmatic cat unmoving with deep set eyes that lash and hint at some mysterious profundityThis is true at least of the good poetry and Baudelaire gives us bags and bags ull of those enigmatic cats please excuse the cruel metaphor in this collection I m not sure why Le The Seduction of Miranda Prosper fleurs de mal gets all the attention These prose poems read so much pure and uninhibited by the confines of poetic tradition How can one resist such a beautiful manifesto to life as thisOne must beor ever drunken that is the sole uestion of importance If you would not The Warrior Princess of Pennyroyal Academy feel the horrible burden of Time that bruises your shoulders and bends you to the earth you must be drunken without cease But how With wine with poetry with virtue with what you please But be drunkenTwisting the notion of intoxication and turning the Enlightenment with its glorious seekers of truth and justice on its headeels so wonderfully perverse There is a heavy dose of Romanticism in this phrase as there is at the core of much of Baudelaire s work but I read it as a mature Romanticism Not the naive idealism and ignorant aspirations that kille. Set in a modern urban Paris the prose pieces in this volume constitute a urther exploration of the terrain Baudelaire had covered in his verse masterpiece The Flowers of Evil the city and its sualor and ineua. ,
D Madame Bovary but a Romanticism that "s willing to look at life right in the eyes and kick it in the teeth if "willing to look at life right in the eyes and kick it in the teeth if be Baudelaire seems to be someone who was attracted to the exuberance of Romanticism but who was unwilling the accept the alseness of itMaybe we could call this a pragmatic Romanticism or a realistic Romanticism Hoping or the ideal while accepting the real One example of this can be seen in Artist s Confiteor which is a orm of prayer confessing sins used in the Roman Catholic Mass and some other sacraments The poem starts with a romantic description of an autumn day The sky and the sea The immensity of Infinity The Silence The Solitude Then it all becomes too much Now the profound depth of the sky dismays me its purity irritates me Here we have a realistic relationship between man and nature Beauty and the artist which leads
*to the inal *the inal of the poem The study of beauty is a duel in which the artist shrieks with terror before being overcome Charles Baudelaire s Little Poems in Prose The Spleen of Paris are inseparable rom Paris and the architectural social and economic transformations that the capital experienced in the second half of the 19th centuryThe street plays a undamental role in this because it represents the meeting place par excellence a place of extraordinary mixing the classes of the society crossed there the beings crowds or individuals are offered in their diversity their generality or their specificity revealing a Theres Always a Trail / Home in the Valley form of their truth and revealing a style of their honesty and authenticityHow does time the history of France and Europe the history of ideas scientific and technological progress change Baudelaire s vision and poetics to the point of bringing it into modernity to be one of the initiatorsIn the Spleen of Paris Baudelaire becomes a man of the street ranger voyeur and clairvoyant It is in this largeascinating and repulsive city that Paris is that Baudelaire seeks his inspiration and no longer in the spectacle of natureIt is here in this place of debauchery and wanderings rom which beauty sometimes arises that it expands the ield of inner experienceTurning his back on conventional poetry he then enters modernity For a man to become a poet he must be in love or miserable Lord Byron Journal of the Conversations of Lord Byron the seconds are now strongly solemnly accentuated and each one springing orth out of the clock says I am Life intolerable implacable Life 45This book includes two different works by Baudelaire Paris Spleen and La Fanfarlo book includes two different works by Baudelaire Paris Spleen and La Fanfarlo latter is the only novella he ever wrote published before his celebrated Les Fleurs du Mal and it is in act a good work It tells the story of Simon Cramer and Fanfarlo a dancer as beautiful as she was stupid 155 The plot is simple but Baudelaire s prose is engaging and amusing He managed irony with such a style All in all I liked itHowever in my opinion Paris Spleen is the real gem of this book It is a remarkable work conformed by prose poems that deal with a wide range of themes They are like little printed thoughts created by one restless mind For me the stream of consciousness style is the most sublime The Everyman Book of Nonsense Verse form of writing It takes a lot of work and you might end up with either a beautiful piece of literature or something too stupid to even take a look at I used to use that techniue when I was younger and I thought I could write without even knowing what I was doing It wasn t until I read Woolf s Mrs Dalloway or Faulkner s The Sound and The Fury something I should reread because I never wrote a reviewor it and now I wouldn t be able to do so that Lities the pressures of time and mortality and the liberation provided by the sensual delights of intoxication art and women Published posthumously in 1869 Paris Spleen was a landmark publication in the develo.