Charles Baudelaire

Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867)

 Baudelaire (Portrait by Félix Nadar courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)


See also "Listen..."for recordings of selected poems by Baudelaire from a December 2007 reading by Susan Rubin Suleiman, C. Douglas Dillon Professor of the Civilization of France and Professor of Comparative Literature, Harvard University.

Les Fleurs du Mal (1861)
Spleen et Idéal
sound icon Au Lecteur (
sound icon L'Albatros (ViveVoix)
sound icon Parfum exotique (
sound icon La Chevelure (
sound icon Une Charogne (
sound icon Harmonie du soir (
sound icon L'Invitation au voyage (
sound icon Chant d'automne (
sound icon Moesta et errabunda (
sound icon Spleen II (J'ai plus de souvenirs...) (
sound icon Spleen IV (Quand le ciel bas et lourd...) (
sound icon L'Horloge (
Tableaux Parisiens
sound icon Le Cygne (
sound icon A une passante (
sound icon Le Crépuscule du soir (
sound icon Le Crépuscule du matin (

Le Vin
sound icon Le Vin des amants (ViveVoix)

Fleurs du mal
sound icon L'Amour et le crâne (

La Mort
sound icon Le Voyage (

Harvard Libraries

Hollis1857 Les Fleurs du Mal - First edition, first issue of Baudelaire's Fleurs du Mal, including the 6 poems (nos. 20, 21, 39, 80, 81, 87) for which the work was suppressed on 20 Aug. 1857.

Hollis1861 Les Fleurs du Mal - Second edition of the 1861 republication of Fleurs du Mal with thirty-five new poems and a new section entitled "Tableaux Parisiens." It still lacked the six poems censored from the 1857 edition.

Other Resources - Comprehensive site on Baudelaire and his poetry, including images and sound, maintained by Supervert.

Vive Voix - anthologie sonore de poésie - A repertoire of sound recordings of poetry in French, established and maintained by Wheaton College, Hopton, MA.