Les Fleurs Du Mal (The Flowers of Evil) by Charles Baudelaire

Read the celebrated and reviled poems that Victor Hugo called “un nouveau frisson.” Follow the trail of Symbolism that once led Rimbaud and T.S. Eliot. Witness an unparalleled vision of decadence and disgust, in an as-yet unrivaled translation by Richard Howard. Go back to 1857 to experience a poetic modernité that heralds our future

Les Fleurs du Mal (The Flowers of Evil) by Charles Baudelaire, (List Price: $14.95, David R. Godine, Publisher, 9781567927245,  May 2022)

Reviewed by Conor Hultman from Square Books in Oxford, Mississippi