Flowers of Evil

Title
Flowers of Evil
  • Flowers of Evil
Price
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Flowers of Evil
$20.00
Available In Store
Description
Seminal, inspired translations of one of the greatest poets of all time by Edna St. Vincent Millay and George Dillon, now available in a sleek new edition.

It's no exaggeration to say that Charles Baudelaire invented modern poetry. Flowers of Evil has been a bible for poets from Rimbaud to T.S. Eliot to Edna St. Vincent Millay, who, with Georges Dillon, brought out an inspired rhymed version of the book in 1936. Here it is reprinted, with the French originals, for the first time in many years. Millay and Dillon's versions are virtuosic in their handling of rhyme and meter, and their take on the Flowers of Evil as a whole is among the most persuasive English, capturing in flowing lines comparable to Baudelaire's the tortured consciousness and troubling sensuality that are his opulent music's counterpart. The book also allows readers a new appreciation of the range of Millay's own achievement as a poet and translator.

Description
Seminal, inspired translations of one of the greatest poets of all time by Edna St. Vincent Millay and George Dillon, now available in a sleek new edition.

It's no exaggeration to say that Charles Baudelaire invented modern poetry. Flowers of Evil has been a bible for poets from Rimbaud to T.S. Eliot to Edna St. Vincent Millay, who, with Georges Dillon, brought out an inspired rhymed version of the book in 1936. Here it is reprinted, with the French originals, for the first time in many years. Millay and Dillon's versions are virtuosic in their handling of rhyme and meter, and their take on the Flowers of Evil as a whole is among the most persuasive English, capturing in flowing lines comparable to Baudelaire's the tortured consciousness and troubling sensuality that are his opulent music's counterpart. The book also allows readers a new appreciation of the range of Millay's own achievement as a poet and translator.

ISBN
9781681378282
Publication Date
April 23, 2024
Binding
paperback
Item Condition
New
SKU
9781681378282