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Contents

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Translator’s Introduction

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pp. vii-viii

Baudelaire, in his last years, planned a new (“augmented”) edition of The Flowers of Evil and, as “pendant” to that work, a volume of “little poems in prose.” He did not live to see fulfilled either of these projects. The third edition of The Flowers of Evil came out the year after his death, as volume one ...

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Dedication: For Ars

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pp. 3-4

Dear friend, I send you a work no one can claim not to make head or tail of, since, on the contrary, there is at once both tail and head, alternating and reciprocal. Consider, I beg you, how admirably convenient this combination makes it for each and all — you, me, the reader. We may stop whenever we like, I my daydream, you the manuscript, the reader his ...

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I: The Stranger

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pp. 5-5

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II: An Old Woman’s Despair

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pp. 6-6

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III: The Artist’s Confiteor

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pp. 7-7

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IV: A Joker

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pp. 8-8

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V: Double Bedroom

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pp. 9-11

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VI: To Each His Chim

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pp. 12-12

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VII: The Fool and Venus

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pp. 13-13

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VIII: Dog and Flask

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pp. 14-14

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IX: The Bad Glazier

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pp. 15-17

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X: One A.M.

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pp. 18-19

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XI: Wild Woman and Little Darling

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pp. 20-21

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XII: The Crowd

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pp. 22-23

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XIII: Widows

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pp. 24-26

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XIV: The Old Showman

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pp. 27-28

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XV: Cake

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pp. 29-30

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XVI: The Clock

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pp. 31-31

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XVII: A Hemisphere in a Head of Hair

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pp. 32-32

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XVIII: Invitation to the Voyage

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pp. 33-35

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XIX: A Toy for the Poor

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pp. 36-37

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XX: Fairy Gifts

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pp. 38-39

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XXI: Temptations or Eros, Plutus and Glory

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pp. 40-42

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XXII: Evening Twilight

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pp. 43-44

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XXIII: Solitude

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pp. 45-46

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XXIV: Planning

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pp. 47-48

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XXV: Dorothea the Beautiful

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pp. 49-50

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XXVI: The Eyes of the Poor

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pp. 51-52

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XXVII: An Heroic Death

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pp. 53-56

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XXVIII: The False Coin

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pp. 57-58

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XXIX: Generous Gambler

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pp. 59-61

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XXX: The Rope

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pp. 62-64

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XXXI: Callings

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pp. 65-68

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XXXII: The Thyrsus

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pp. 69-70

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XXXIII: Be Drunk

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pp. 71-71

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XXXIV: Already!

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pp. 72-73

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XXXV: Windows

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pp. 74-74

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XXXVI: The Urge to Paint

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pp. 75-75

XXXVII: Moon Favors

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pp. 76-76

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XXXVIII: Which Is the True?

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pp. 77-77

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XXXIX: A Thoroughbred

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pp. 78-78

XL: The Mirror

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pp. 79-79

XLI: The Port

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pp. 80-80

XLII: Mistresses Portrayed

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pp. 81-84

XLIII: The Gallant Marksman

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pp. 85-85

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XLIV: Soup and Clouds

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pp. 86-86

XLV: Shooting-Gallery and Cemetery

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pp. 87-87

XLVI: Lost Halo

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pp. 88-88

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XLVII: Mademoiselle Bistoury

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pp. 89-91

XLVIII: Anywhere Out of the World

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pp. 92-93

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XLIX: Knock Down the Poor!

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pp. 94-95

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L: Good Dogs

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pp. 96-99