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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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Noun1.Baudelaire - a French poet noted for macabre imagery and evocative language (1821-1867)Baudelaire - a French poet noted for macabre imagery and evocative language (1821-1867)
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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.
And if we were to be look at the series' ending like Phil (a Lucky Smells worker introduced in 'The Miserable Mill'), with his dark humor and twisted optimism, we might just say that the Baudelaires would find comfort in the seemingly parallel misfortune of the un-introduced Quagmires.
When the Baudelaires leave the evil count in favor of other guardians, he continues to haunt them in not-so-great disguises.
Francoise Meltzer's latest book analyzes the phenomenon of "double vision" across Baudelaires oeuvre.
Yet another variant of Baudelaires dream of stone is Magritte's The Pebble [Le Galet] (1948, figure 3)--a comic take on the statuesque immobility of the woman in The Flowers of Evil and Lola de Valence.
I have known since adolescence--though in Soviet Russia it was all a bit hard to believe, these United States of ours being, after all, the Manichaean pole of Light--that Edgar Allan Poe was completely unknown in America and would have perished in obscurity had he not found a literary agent in Charles Baudelaire and a vociferous claque in Baudelaires milieu in France.
Eine Lekture von Baudelaires 'Le cygne'" In Merkur.
But that only makes the Baudelaires even more resilient.
Thus throughout the book, different Baudelaires are examined, each one created by the context in which the commentator seeks to place him.
The Baudelaires lost their parents to a terrible fire and had an evil legal guardian take their place.
Some readers may also wish for more reverberations between the Baudelaire that emerges from the tightly-argued Rousseau intertext and kindred Baudelaires portrayed in recent scholarship.
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.