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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Vintage Book Covers and Illustrations for Baudelaire’s ‘Les Fleurs du mal’

June marks the 159th anniversary of Charles Baudelaire’s symbolist French poetry masterpiece, Les Fleurs du mal (The Flowers of Evil). The six poems about death and sex stunned the literary world, and the work was put on trial by the Sûreté Publique.

Some stunning book cover designs and illustrations were inspired by Baudelaire’s provocative poems.




More: Flavorwire

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