Best known for his translations of La Fontaine and Feydeau, Shapiro translates over 70 poems from the complete Flowers of...

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Best known for his translations of La Fontaine and Feydeau, Shapiro translates over 70 poems from the complete Flowers of Evil, the masterwork of the 19th-century dark poet, whose influence pervades subsequent Western poetry, and whose structured verse Shapiro (unlike so many previous translators of Baudelaire) smartly re-creates in these formal renderings, complete with the original French on the opposite page.

Pub Date: April 1, 1998

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: 201

Publisher: Univ. of Chicago

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1, 1998