FLOWERS OF EVIL • Charles Baudelaire

New Directions / hardcover / 1964

The Flowers of Evil, which T.S. Eliot called the greatest example of modern poetry in any language, shocked the literary world of nineteenth century France with its outspoken portrayal of lesbian love, its linking of sexuality and death, its unremitting irony, and its unflinching celebration of the seamy side of urban life.

︎ Condition note: A used book in Acceptable condition / chipping throughout dustjacket / boards somewhat weakened but still intact / pages are free of underlinings / book comes wrapped in protective mylar