Approaches to Teaching Baudelaire’s Flowers of Evil

  • Editor: Laurence M. Porter
  • Pages: xi & 209 pp.
  • Published: 2000
  • ISBN: 9780873527514 (Cloth)
  • ISBN: 9780873527521 (Paperback)
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Charles Baudelaire’s Flowers of Evil (Les Fleurs du Mal) may be the most influential, and perhaps the greatest, book of lyric poetry in French literature. At once Romantic and modernist, it belongs to both the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

This volume in the MLA’s series Approaches to Teaching World Literature is the first devoted to a lyric poet who did not write in English, and it seeks to promote the study, teaching, and enjoyment of this intriguing and sometimes troubling French poet.