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[self segments - du mal]

“he was fascinated by another aspect, that of supreme happiness, of exquisite bliss, of the paradisiacal aspect, and that’s because he was feeling more unhappy than evil, because the evil in The Flowers of Evil was in fact the evil of unhappiness, of disease, of misfortune, of the spleen and of pain before it being the evil of vice or sin, it’s the evil of the unhappiness of always suffering, of always feeling weak and sad, the evil of being poor, questioned and mocked, of being without love and betrayed, and lastly the evil of being wicked and hostilely, a little sadistic and masochistic” 17 altre parole


Baudelaire on Moving

I was reading Les Fleurs du Mal (The Flowers of Evil) by the French poet Charles Baudelaire (1821 – 1867) the other day, and came across a poem that really struck me. 1.048 altre parole


Ours de sable

Image du blog Herald Dick Magazine

Il marche dans le soir, et capte la lumière,
Tournant vers l’horizon son regard aimanté ;
Sa demeure sur terre est un manoir hanté 100 altre parole


from Flowers of Evil

Charles Baudelaire is acknowledged as the greatest French poet of the 19th century, and Flowers of Evil (Les Fleurs du Mal) is his great work. … 55 altre parole


Merleau-Ponty on “finished” works of art and other matters

My (recently footnoted) series on idolatry owes much to Merleau-Ponty. This is particularly the case in regards to my distinction between ‘finished’ and ‘completed’ works of art. 1.594 altre parole


Autumn courses in Nottingham - art appreciation (history of art)

The following art appreciation (history of art) courses will be offered in Nottingham this autumn.

Thursday evenings

  • The Pre-Raphaelites at Birmingham Art Gallery and other British artists…
  • 150 altre parole
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