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 (bōd-lâr′), Charles Pierre 1821-1867.
French writer, translator, and critic. His only volume of poetry, Les fleurs du mal (1857, expanded 1861), was publicly condemned as obscene but exerted an enormous influence over later symbolist and modernist poets.


(French bodlɛr)
(Biography) Charles Pierre (ʃarl pjɛr). 1821–67, French poet, noted for his macabre imagery; author of Les fleurs du mal (1857)


(ˌboʊd lˈɛər)

Charles Pierre, 1821–67, French poet.
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It is true that, under existing conditions, a few men who have had private means of their own, such as Byron, Shelley, Browning, Victor Hugo, Baudelaire, and others, have been able to realise their personality more or less completely.
But that only makes the Baudelaires even more resilient.
After Olaf's first failed attempt, the officious Mr Poe (Timothy Spall) removes the Baudelaires from the Count's care and takes them to live with oddball guardians Uncle Monty (Billy Connolly) and Aunt Josephine (Meryl Streep).
After Olaf's first failed attempt, the officious Mr Poe (Spall) removes the Baudelaires from the Count's so-called care and takes them to live instead with oddball guardians Uncle Monty (Connolly) and Aunt Josephine (Streep).
In the end, the Baudelaires - with Violet's mechanical ability and Sunny's cooking knowledge - return to The Briny Beach without the sugar bowl and are ready to begin their 12th unfortunate event.
Plot: This is the story of the Baudelaires, three young orphans who are taken in by a series of odd relatives and other people, including Lemony Snicket, who narrates the film, and starting with the cunning and dastardly Count Olaf (Carrey), who hopes to snatch their inheritance from them.
Snicket (Jude Law in the film) in a voice that keeps trying to warn audiences away from the terrible occurrences the Baudelaires always encounter, the movie fits into a Tim Burton-esque tradition of creepy family fun.
This means baroque attempts to off the Baudelaires - when in doubt, director Brad Silberling (``Casper'') throws in a railroad crossing cliffhanger - and, in Violet's case, a fate worse than death.
From The Bad Beginning, published in 1999, to The End, which came out on Friday the 13th last October, the Baudelaire children--Violet, Klaus and baby Sunny--have been forced to rely on their own prodigious talents to thwart the evil plans of the villainous Count Olaf, who is determined to get his hands on their fortune.
Lemony Snicket has been chronicling the lives of the Baudelaire children with only occasional breaks for food, rest and court-appointed swordfights.
The much-anticipated ninth book from HarperCollins Publishers will be the most horrifying book yet in Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, which continues to chronicle the unnerving misadventures of the ill-fated Baudelaire children.
April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to the growing national controversy over whether to "recognize" same-sex relationships (and in keeping with its insouciant corporate philosophy, People Who Bathe Together Stay Together), soap importer Baudelaire, Inc.