Brighton & Hove French Circle

  Thursday 21, March 2019
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  Baudelaire, poet of the city of Paris, "the capital" (according to Walter Benjamin) "of the 19th century."   Baudelaire's modernity, his ambivalence, particularly in regard to his own era, has spoken to us for over a century and a half. In this illustrated talk, we will examine 2 texts: the small poem in prose "Any where (sic) out of the world", and the poem "The Swan" from "Les Fleurs du Mal".