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In this stunning bouquet of love lyrics and other verses by Charles Baudelaire (1821-67), Dean Kyte brings the quintessential poète maudit into the 21st century with his original interpretations of some of Baudelaire’s most famous poems from Les Fleurs du mal.
Written in modern, contemporary English, these twelve new and original translations, never before published in English, restore to Baudelaire his power to shock, proving that these ‘fleurs maladives’ have not withered with age.
As demonstrated in the video below, Baudelaire’s rich and compelling voice echoing across the centuries beautifully harmonizes with that of his modern interpreter in a duet which makes this collaboration between two poets of different times and different languages a genuine collector’s item.
A great favourite of the ladies, this small bouquet of love poems is the perfect Valentine: with its discreet pocket size and elegant presentation, the book is a handsome bedside companion offering repeated reading pleasure. Nothing quite says ‘I love you’ like the risqué eroticism of Baudelaire’s love lyrics in Flowers Red and Black.
Formats currently in stock:
“Flowers Red and Black” [hardcover]
Personally signed and sealed by author. Comes with custom bookmark and frameable, handwritten poem. Price includes worldwide postage.
“Flowers Red and Black” [softcover]
Personally signed and sealed by author. Comes with custom bookmark. Price includes worldwide postage.
“Flowers Red and Black” [eBook]
PDF viewable on any device. Includes bonus audio track of poem read by author. Worldwide delivery within 24 hours.
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