Charles Baudelaire

Standard Name: Baudelaire, Charles


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Cultural formation Edith Sitwell
She had been interested in Catholicism for many years, and had allied her thinking with neo-Thomism, a reaching back to medieval thought which saw material world as a reflection of the immaterial reality of God...
Education Anna Akhmatova
At the age of ten Anna started attending school in Tsarskoe Selo, but fell ill a few months later and had to withdraw. She learnt French at home and by the age of thirteen...
Education Nina Bawden
NB wanted to leave school to be a war correspondent, but a strong-minded aunt persuaded her to try for Somerville College, Oxford. In the general paper of the entrance exam, she wrote on the future...
Education Nina Hamnett
She already felt the terrible misery of being so young and ignorant.
Hamnett, Nina. Laughing Torso. Ray Long & Richard R. Smith, Inc.
Years later, when her art education had come to a halt for lack of money, she went to the local Public Library...
Education Michèle Roberts
As a child, says MR , she lived much of the time in my imagination and in books. The bookcase her mother had had as a student, the local public library, and the local church...
Family and Intimate relationships Violet Trefusis
Following this initial encounter, the two formerly isolated girls bonded over shared interests in Scott , Baudelaire , Dumas , Rostand 's Cyrano de Bergerac, and their own pedigrees.
Glendinning, Victoria. Vita. Penguin.
Souhami, Diana. Mrs. Keppel and Her Daughter. Flamingo.
Jullian, Philippe et al. Violet Trefusis: Life and Letters. Hamish Hamilton.
Family and Intimate relationships Edna St Vincent Millay
From April to June 1932 Millay and Dillon were in Paris together. Dillon had just, in his turn, won the Pulitzer Prize, and had a Guggenheim fellowship to support him, modestly, for the sake of...
Intertextuality and Influence Sylvia Plath
This poem, which reflects her reading in Henry James , Scott Fitzgerald , and Charles Baudelaire , expresses whimsical regret that the days of ogres and dragons, perils and combat, knights and princesses, have passed.
Plath, Sylvia. “Ennui”. Blackbird: an online journal of literature and the arts, Vol.
, No. 2.
Intertextuality and Influence Germaine Greer
The chapters are headed with quotations ranging eclectically through the international canon and counter-canon from Sophocles and The Ramayana of Valmiki (an ancient Indian epic) to Spike Milligan , via Charles Baudelaire , T. S. Eliot
Intertextuality and Influence Sally Purcell
On a Cenotaph quotes a phrase from Baudelaire 's poem Lesbos: the shocking juxtaposition of a dead body with adoration in le cadavre adoré di Sapho . Though SP supplied notes to some things...
Intertextuality and Influence Georgette Heyer
The novel follows the paradigm of the Cinderella story, or rather that of King Cophetua and the beggar maid, where the lover's power, instead of the power of magic, raises up the abject heroine. Reworking...
Intertextuality and Influence Philip Larkin
As an undergraduate Larkin was naturally still finding his voice. One poem dating from probably 1943 has its title and its lesbian topic from Charles Baudelaire : Femmes Damnées. Larkin's poem of this title...
Intertextuality and Influence Edith Sitwell
Charles Henri Ford dedicated to ES his study The Mirror of Baudelaire.
Clements, Patricia. Baudelaire and the English Tradition. Princeton University Press.
Intertextuality and Influence Vernon Lee
VL 's supernatural stories are concerned with the spiritual essences of places and past cultures, often represented through the reappearances of classical goddesses and gods, or comparatively lesser-known Renaissance and eighteenth-century figures. Vineta Colby finds...
Intertextuality and Influence Mary Elizabeth Braddon
This story of infidelity features an Italian financier who as a furiously jealous foreigner is compared to Shakespeare's Othello. (At least Provana is not black
Braddon, Mary Elizabeth. Beyond These Voices. Hutchinson.
comments one character.) There the resemblance ends, for...


25 June 1857: Charles Baudelaire published Les Fleurs du...

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25 June 1857

Charles Baudelaire published Les Fleurs du mal, dedicating it to Théophile Gautier .

15 November 1889: Walter Pater published Appreciations, with...

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15 November 1889

Walter Pater published Appreciations, with an Essay on Style.


Baudelaire, Charles. Flowers of Evil. Translators Dillon, George and Edna St Vincent Millay, Harper, 1936.
Culler, Jonathan, and Charles Baudelaire. “Introduction”. The Flowers of Evil, translated by. James McGowan and James McGowan, Oxford University Press, 1993.