On Wine and Hashish explores Baudelaire’s notions of the artificial paradises available to all drinkers and drug takers. This cornerstone of the. Set in a modern, urban Paris, the prose pieces in this volume constitute a further exploration of the terrain Baudelaire had covered in his verse masterpiece. Results 1 – 30 of On Wine and Hashish by Baudelaire, Charles and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at

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Another beautiful little book from Hesperus Press. Again, the other reviews have covered this book far better than I could ever hope to, so all I can add are my own thoughts- fairly interesting, but even though it’s rather short at odd pages, it did drag slightly.

On Wine and Hashish

The other reviews below do a good job summarizing and commenting hazhish this book, so I will limit myself to just a few observations and comments. Frankly, I was attracted to this small volume truly a Charles Baudelaire, – Charles Baudelaire had perhaps had an immeasurable impact on modern poetry.

He was educated first at a military boarding school and then the College Louis-le-Grand, where he was later expelled in Baudelaire then began to study law, at the Ecole de Droit in Paris, but devoted most of his time to debauchery. After an abortive trip to the East, he settled in Paris and lived on an inheritance from his much despised step father, while he wrote poetry. During this period he met Jeanne Duval, a mulatto with whom he fell in love with and who became the “Black Venus,” the muse behind some of his most powerful erotic verse.


Baudelaire strove to portray sensual experiences and moods through complex imagery and classical form, avoiding sentimentality and objective description.

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Thus he profoundly influenced the later French symbolist writers, including Mallarme and Rimbaud, and such English-language poets as Yeats, Eliot, and Stevens. With much of his inheritance squandered, Baudelaire turned to journalism, especially art and literary criticism, the first of which were “Les Salons”.

Here he discovered the work of Edgar Allan Poe, which became an influence on his own poetry. While continuing to write unpublished verse, Baudelaire became famous as critic and translator of Budelaire.

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The result was an obscenity trial and the banning of six of the poems. Though he continued to write journalism with some success, he became increasingly depressed and pessimistic.

Baudelaire attempted suicide inan attempt to get attention, and became minorly involved in the French Revolution.


Hashih Baudelaire’s work is considered the “last brilliant summation of romanticism, precursor of symbolism and the first expression of modern techniques”. It was his originality that set him apart and ultimately proved to be his end.

Baudelaire died, apparently from complications of syphilis, on August 31,in Paris. For her contributions to contemporary English literature, she was made a Dame of the British Empire in Andrew Brown is a journalist who writes extensively for the Guardian, the Independent, and the Daily Mail. He is baudelaige author of two acclaimed books: Watching the Detectives and The Darwin Wars.

Account Options Sign in. On Wine and Hashish asserts the ambivalence of memory, urging My library Help Advanced Book Search. On Wine and Hashish.

Hesperus- Literary Collections – 88 pages. On Wine and Hashish asserts the ambivalence of memory, urging a union of willpower and sensual pleasure as Baudelaire claims that wine and hashish bring about an escape of narrative time. From inside the book.

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