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Fanfarlo, Baudelaire, Charles

Fanfarlo

Authors: Baudelaire, Charles
Series: The Art of the Novella
Publisher: Melville House
BISAC/Subject: FIC019000, FIC041000, FIC004000
ISBN: 9781612191102, Related ISBNs: 1612191096, 161219110X, 9781612191096, 9781612191102
Classification: Fiction
Number of pages: 80
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: A stunning new translation of a neglected masterpiece by one of history’s most celebrated writers.
 
Ten years before Baudelaire published his masterpiece, The Flowers of Evil, the great poet penned the only prose fiction of his career: La Fanfarlo. The novella describes the torrid real-life affair the poet had with Jean Duval, a dancer whose beauty and sexuality Baudelaire came to obsess over. The outcome is a work of raw emotional power and a clear distillation of the Parisian’s poetic genius. As Baudelaire himself said, “Always be a poet, even in prose.”

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