Charles Baudelaire Quote
The Essence of Laughter: And Other Essays, Journals, and Letters by Charles Baudelaire, Meridian Books, 1956, p. 103
Baudelaire, His Prose and Poetry (1919 edition)
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.