Le Spleen de Paris (PDF)
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I liked itHowever in my opinion Paris Spleen is the real gem of this book It liked itHowever in my opinion Paris Spleen is the real gem of this book It a remarkable work conformed by prose poems that deal with a wide range of themes They are like little printed thoughts created by one restless mind For me the stream of consciousness style is the most sublime form of writing It takes a lot of work and you might nd up with The Fiend Next Door either a beautiful piece of literature or something too stupid toven take a look at I used to use that techniue when I was younger and I thought I could write without ven knowing what I was doing It wasn t until I read Woolf s Mrs Dalloway or Faulkner s The Sound and The Fury something I should reread because I never wrote a review for it and now I wouldn t be able to do so that I knew what this narrative mode could generate the intriguing yet fearful feeling of being inside someone s headThis is Baudelaire a defiant fallen angel with a uniue lyrical voice willing to let it all out to show humanity the darkest depths of veryone s soul And for that he became Sacrilege Vice Decadence And TruthThere are many memorable themes in these prose poemsThe fear of Time Ah for us miserable old females the பொன்னியின் செல்வன் - புது வெள்ளம் era of pleasingven the innocent ones is over and we arouse only horror in the little children we want to love 41The unbearable beauty of NatureAnd now the depth of the sky troubles me its limpidity The Return of the Carter Boys: The Carter Boys 2 exasperates me The indifference of the sea the immutability of the scene repulses me Oh must oneither suffer A Meditation on Murder eternally orternally flee the beautiful Nature you pitiless nchantress you always victorious rival leave me alone Stop arousing my desires and my pride The study of the beautiful is a duel one that nds with the artist crying out in terror before being vanuished 42BoredomAnother one would light up a cigar next to a cask of gunpowder just to see to know to tempt fate to force himself to prove he has the Travis energy to play the gambler to feel the pleasures of anxiety or for no reason for a whim for lack of anything better to doThis is the kind ofnergy that springs out of boredom and daydreaming and those in whom it manifests itself so unexpectedly are in general as I ve said the most indolent and dreamiest of beings 50SolitudeFinally I am now allowed to relax in a bath of shadows But first a double turn of the lock I feel as if this xtra turn of the key will strengthen my solitude and fortify the barricades that now separate me from the world 53LifeYou should always be drunk In order not to feel the horrible burden of Time that breaks your shoulders and bends you down toward the ground you must get yourself relentlessly drunk But drunk on what On wine on poetry or on virtue whatever you like But get yourself drunk 108And many othersWhen the act of contemplating beauty starts consuming our being when we think our body can t bear it any poetry merges personifying a merciful savior to us all If we are in luck we will be able to write or purge ourselves through other forms of art If not well I wouldn t want to knowA person who stands outside gazing through an open window never sees as many things as the one who gazes at a closed one There is no object profound mysterious fecund shadowy dazzling than a window lit by a candle What can be seen in broad daylight is always less interesting than what happens behind a window Within that black or illuminated Hole Life Lives Life Dreams Life Suffers life lives life dreams life suffers am refraining with stoic strength from uoting the whole book I don t think I am doing a great job though It is that beautiful Baudelaire s awe inspiring sensitivity creates the most vivid images that will surely take you to his most relaxing dreams Or his darkest nightmares If for some strange reason you dislike poetry I suggest you these prose poems You will find yourself immersed in dark waters uietly taking you to nowhere and AI Weiwei: Beijing Photographs, 1993-2003 everywhere while beholding all sides of Beauty Troubled human beings have the ability to see what is not there To feel what to others is imperceptible To convert beauty into words Words that soothe the pain of others Everyone seems safe Everyone but the poet who still sees himself surrounded by his lonely art His blessing and his curse His bliss and his sorrowwhat does anternity of damnation matter to someone who has discovered an infinity of joy within a single second 52 Creating beauty has a priceThe soul should be The Bubble Economy: Is Sustainable Growth Possible? enoughNote Do not be afraid This translation seems to be flawlessMay 27 14 Also on my blog Photo credit Charles Baudelaire CC. 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Baudelaire is a lover of dichotomy RICHPOOR SOLITUDESOCIETY EXCREMENTPERFUME SHE IS VERY solitudesociety xcrementperfume She is very She is nevertheless delectable A Thorough Bred The unstated purpose of ach poem is to transform degradation and disunity into an unsettled and ironic harmony or at least to shine a light on the beauty of decay They are passionate poems they move With Force But With force but with it becomes apparent that The Social Machine: Designs for Living Online each of them moves in a familiar pattern and by thend of the collection it is comforting to find Collision Course: Endless Growth on a Finite Planet each poem discover its point of balance amidst the contradictions Ah Charles if you had been born in our time you d be a bloggerxtraordinaire Decadent passionate and misogynistic this poet stole my heart from Edgar Allen Poe and broke it on the cobbled streets of that Eternal City Don t come looking for a sympathetic heartBaudelaire is bitter despondent and completely adorable Read this and tell me he s not a man before his time Charles Baudelaire s Little Poems in Prose The Spleen of Paris are inseparable from Paris and the architectural social and 10 PRINT CHR$(205.5+RND(1)); : GOTO 10 (Software Studies) economic transformations that the capitalxperienced in the second half of the 19th centuryThe street plays a fundamental role in this because it represents the meeting place par xcellence a place of xtraordinary mixing the classes of the society crossed there the beings crowds or individuals are offered in their diversity their generality or their specificity revealing a form of their truth and revealing a style of their honesty and authenticityHow does time the history of France and Europe the history of ideas scientific and technological progress change Baudelaire s vision and poetics to the point of bringing it into modernity to be one of the initiatorsIn the Spleen of Paris Baudelaire becomes a man of the street ranger voyeur and clairvoyant It is in this large fascinating and repulsive city that Paris is that Baudelaire seeks his inspiration and no longer in the spectacle of natureIt is here in this place of debauchery and wanderings from which beauty sometimes arises that it Your Everyday Art World expands the field of innerxperienceTurning his back on conventional poetry he then Why Photography Matters enters modernity A Hemisphere in a Head of HairLong let me inhale the odour of your hairinto it plunge the whole of my face like a thirsty maninto the waters of a spring and wave it in my fingers like a scented handkerchiefto shake memories into the airIf you could know all that I see All that I hear in your hair My soul floats upon perfumes as the souls of other menupon musicYour hair contains anntire dream full of sails and masts it contains vast seas whose soft monsoons bear me to delightful climateswhere space is deeper and bluer wherethe atmosphereis perfumed with fruit with foliage and with human skinIn the ocean of your hair I am shown brief visions of a portresounding with melancholy songs of vigorous men of all nationsand ships of all shapes outlining their fine and complicated architecturesagainst an immense sky where Doreen Valiente Witch eternal heat languidly uiversIn the glowing fire grate of your hair I inhale the odorof opium mingled with sugar in the night of your hairI see the infinity of tropical azure resplendant on the downed banks of your hair I inebriate myselfwith the mingled odors of tar of musk and of coconut oilLong let me bite your heavy black tressesWhen I gnaw yourlastic and rebellious hairit seems to methat I am Duty Free Murder eating memories I never really understood the appeal of Les Fleurs du Mal but so many people love it that I started to feel bad What was I missing Along comes this book Paris Spleen which is full of prose poems made ofual parts humor cynicism and insight and often all three within a paragraph I like these poems because reading it I feel like I have a sense of who Baudelaire might have been as a person Plus his humor is so oddSoup and CloudsMy adorable little minx was serving me supper through the dining room s open window I was contemplating the shifting architectures God creates from vapour those marvellous constructions of the vanescent As I watched I thought Those apparitions are nearly as beautiful as my sweet
Lady S Eyes The Mad Little Green Eyed MonsterSuddenly A s yes the mad little green Hsi K'Ang and His Poetical Essay on the Lute eyed monsterSuddenly a fist landed in my back and I heard a charming raw voice hysterical and brandy damaged the voice of my little darling saying Get on with your bloody soup cloud merchant I feel odd labeling a book of poetry as read That s not how a book of poetry is appreciated It s not the simple act of opening to page one readingach page in a li. Set in a modern urban Paris the prose pieces in this volume constitute a further xploration of the terrain Baudelaire had covered in his verse masterpiece The Flowers of Evil the city and its sualor and ineua. .
Near fashion then putting it back on the shelf or in this case closing the Kindle Poetry is something that one must refer back to again and again The images sit in the back of the mind waiting to be recalled again Then when the mood strikes you jump to the bookcase and frantically flip the pages to find that image once again to find that perfect phrase that lucid xpression that just sits there like an Enigmatic Cat Unmoving With Deep cat unmoving with deep yes that flash and hint at some mysterious profundityThis is true at least of the good poetry and Baudelaire gives us bags and bags full of those nigmatic cats please xcuse the cruel metaphor in this collection I m not sure why Le fleurs de mal gets all the attention These prose poems read so much pure and uninhibited "by the confines of poetic tradition how can "the confines of poetic tradition How can resist such a beautiful manifesto to life as thisOne must be for ver drunken that is the sole uestion of importance If you would not feel the horrible burden of Time that bruises your shoulders and bends you to the Strange Visitors: Documents in Indigenous-Settler Relations in Canada from 1876 earth you must be drunken without cease But how With wine with poetry with virtue with what you please But be drunkenTwisting the notion of intoxication and turning the Enlightenment with its glorious seekers of truth and justice on its head feels so wonderfully perverse There is a heavy dose of Romanticism in this phrase as there is at the core of much of Baudelaire s work but I read it as a mature Romanticism Not the naive idealism and ignorant aspirations that killed Madame Bovary but a Romanticism that s willing to look at life right in theyes and kick it in the teeth if need be Baudelaire
seems to be someone who was attracted to the xuberance of Romanticism butto be someone who was attracted to the xuberance of Romanticism but was unwilling the accept the falseness of itMaybe we could call this a pragmatic Romanticism or a realistic Romanticism Hoping for the ideal while accepting the real One xample of this can be seen in Artist s Confiteor which is a form of prayer confessing sins used in the Roman Catholic Mass and some other sacraments The poem starts with a romantic description of an autumn day The sky and the sea The immensity of Infinity The Silence The Solitude Then it all becomes too much Now the profound depth of the sky dismays me its purity irritates me Here we have a realistic relationship between man and nature Beauty and the artist which leads to the final line of the poem The study of beauty is a duel in which the artist shrieks with terror before being overcome Who among us has not dreamt in moments of ambition of the miracle of a poetic prose musical without rhythm and rhyme supple and staccato nough to adapt to the lyrical stirrings of the soul the undulations of dreams and sudden leaps of consciousnessContrary to popular belief I had never read Baudelaire until now I ve trusted Walter Benjamin and lately Calasso to provide me with a well informed Smalltalk: Die Kunst des stilvollen Mitredens ethos about this central figure There are many concerns that this is the literature of the young to which I shout absurd This is the lettres of the Absolute theternally curious Below the bile there is a hum of sensitivity Behind the debris are the tears of the sensitive Is it forgiving likely not There is a buzzing pulse at play a hum and a forgiving glance Tell me Burkes Christmas Surprise enigmatical man whom do you love best your fatheryour mother your sister or your brotherI have neither father nor mother nor sister nor brotherYour friendsNow you use a word whose meaning I have never knownYour countryI do not know in what latitude it liesBeautyI could indeed love her Goddess and ImmortalGoldI hate it as you hate GodThen what do you lovextraordinary strangerI love the cloudsthe clouds that passup there up therethe wonderful clouds I have this book by my bed Before I drop my Tales from the Torrid Zone: Travels in the Deep Tropics eyes into deep sleep I like to read a page or two of this book It gives me a certain sense of dreams Wonderful dreams For a man to become a poet he must be in love or miserable Lord Byron Journal of the Conversations of Lord Byron the seconds are now strongly solemnly accentuated andach one springing forth out of the clock says I am Life intolerable implacable Life 45This book includes two different works by Baudelaire Paris Spleen and La Fanfarlo The latter is the only novella he ver wrote published before his celebrated Les Fleurs du Mal and it is in fact a good work It tells the story of Simon Cramer and Fanfarlo a dancer as beautiful as she was stupid 155 The plot is simple but Baudelaire s prose is ngaging and amusing He managed irony with. Lities the pressures of time and mortality and the liberation provided by the sensual delights of intoxication art and women Published posthumously in 1869 Paris Spleen was a landmark publication in the develo. ,