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Written by Charles BaudelaireAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Charles Baudelaire
Translated by Edward K. KaplanAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Edward K. Kaplan


List Price: $11.00


On Sale: September 18, 2012
Pages: 0 | ISBN: 978-1-61219-110-2
Published by : Melville House Melville House
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A stunning new translation of a neglected masterpiece by one of history’s most celebrated writers.
Ten years before Baudelaire published his masterpiece, The Flowers of Evil, the great poet penned the only prose fiction of his career: La Fanfarlo. The novella describes the torrid real-life affair the poet had with Jean Duval, a dancer whose beauty and sexuality Baudelaire came to obsess over. The outcome is a work of raw emotional power and a clear distillation of the Parisian’s poetic genius. As Baudelaire himself said, “Always be a poet, even in prose.”


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  • Fanfarlo by Charles Baudelaire
  • August 28, 2012
  • Fiction - Classics
  • Melville House
  • $11.00
  • 9781612191096

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