Review of “La vie antérieure” (1855)


Charles Baudelaire (writer).

Read in 2022.

Read in its original language and in Swedish-language prose translation.

Baudelaire’s rich decadence with the fabulist/fantasy imagery of Edgar Allan Poe. I like how the last line adds a dash of conscience, but it’s too much to hope for that this had something to do with the “nude slaves”.

References here: Modern utländsk lyrik (1975/1985).

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