Paris spleen le spleen de paris also known as paris spleen or petits pomes en prose is a collection of 51 short prose poems by charles baudelaire the collection was published posthumously in 1869 and is associated with the modernist literary movement la fanfarlo la fanfarlo is a work by . Paris spleen a diverse collection of fifty prose poems is provided here in a clear engaging and accurate translation that conveys the lyricism and nuance of the original french textalso included is a translation of baudelaires early novella la fanfarlo which alongside paris spleen sheds light on the development of baudelaires work over time. Attractively produced and presented this useful edition of paris spleen and la fanfarlo reads as both serious and engaging the introduction is clear without being condescending it seems to me very much to the point as is baudelaire as always. The novella la fanfarlo 1847 and the prose poems paris spleen written between 1857 and 1867 but not published together until 1869 two years after his death reveal for us the baudelaire who was intrigued throughout his career by the possibilities of prose. By turns comic somber satiric and self questioning paris spleen is one of the nineteenth centurys richest masterpieces reviews attractively produced and presented this useful edition of paris spleen and la fanfarlo reads as both serious and engaging the introduction is clear without being condescending it seems to me very much to the
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