Les Fleurs Du Mal (Paperback)
David R. Godine Publisher, 9780879234621, 400pp.
Publication Date: March 15, 2008
This translation of Baudelaire's magnum opus, perhaps the most powerful and influential book of verse from the 19th century, won the American Book Award for Translation. And the honor was well-deserved, for this is one of Richard Howard's greatest efforts. It's all here: a timeless translation, the complete French text, and Mazur's striking black and white monotypes in one elegant edition.