Fanfarlo (The Art of the Novella)

Fanfarlo (The Art of the Novella)

Charles Baudelaire


A gorgeous new translation of a missed masterpiece by way of one among history’s so much celebrated writers.
 
Ten years prior to Baudelaire released his masterpiece, The vegetation of Evil, the nice poet penned the single prose fiction of his occupation: La Fanfarlo. The novella describes the torrid real-life affair the poet had with Jean Duval, a dancer whose attractiveness and sexuality Baudelaire got here to obsess over. the result is a piece of uncooked emotional energy and a transparent distillation of the Parisian’s poetic genius. As Baudelaire himself acknowledged, “Always be a poet, even in prose.”

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