Charles Baudelaire Quotes (207 quotes)
My heart laid bare, and other prose writings (1951 edition)
“Any newspaper, from the first line to the last, is nothing but a web of horrors, I cannot understand how an innocent hand can touch a newspaper without convulsing in disgust.”
"Baudelaire, his prose and poetry" (1919), p. 243, "My Heart Laid Bare"
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Born: April 9, 1821
Died: August 31, 1867 (aged 46)
Bio: Charles Pierre Baudelaire was a French poet who produced notable work as an essayist, art critic, and pioneering translator of Edgar Allan Poe. His most famous work, Les Fleurs du mal, expresses the changing nature of beauty in modern, industrializing Paris during the 19th century.
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