Questions tagged [charles-baudelaire]

Questions related to the French poet Charles Baudelaire (1821 – 1867) and his work. Baudelaire is best known for his poem collection Les Fleurs du mal (The Flowers of Evil), but he also wrote essays, art criticism and highly regarded translations of E. A. Poe's stories. Use this tag with the [french-literature] tag. Questions about his poems should be tagged under [poetry].

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What does "And others, whose breasts love the feel of scapulars," mean in Baudelaire's "Damned Women"?

Baudelaire's poem "Femmes damnées" / "Damned Women" contains the following lines (fifth stanza): Et d'autres, dont la gorge aime les scapulaires, Qui, recélant un fouet sous leurs longs ...
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Accuracy of the translation of Baudelaire's "Au Lecteur": how to forge an opinion?

This question is directly inspired from this one on French Language Stack Exchange. To summarize it, the OP is wondering about the good translation for "chimiste" in Baudelaire's opening ...
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