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Poems in Prose

By: Charles Baudelaire,Arthur Symons - translator,Joseph Shipley - translator,Frank Pearce Sturm - translator
Narrated by: Denis Daly
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Poems in Prose

by Charles Baudelaire

Translated by Arthur Symons, Joseph Shipley, and Frank Pearce Sturm

Narrated by Denis Daly

This collection was published posthumously in 1869 under the title of Petits Poèmes En Prose, but is also known as Le Spleen de Paris. A prime influence was Gaspard de la Nuit, the prose poem collection by Aloysius Bertrand.

Baudelaire described these short pieces as experiments, and also "confessions." The poet was seeking to create "the miracle of a poetic prose, musical without rhythm and without rhyme, subtle and staccato enough to follow the lyric motions of the soul, the wavering outlines of meditation, the sudden starts of the conscience."

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