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Charles Baudelaire's Second Volume of Les Fleurs du mal
Les Fleurs du mal
The cover of the 1st vol. Second one is identical with black flowers

Origin

Charles Baudelaire

Type

Book

Effects

Decays vegetable matter

Downsides

Mass vegetation destruction

Activation

Proximity

Section

The Library Section

Aisle

Reference Section

Shelf

BAU 700.002

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OriginEdit

Charles Baudelaire was a poet who intended to capture a glimmer of daily life in urban cities during a period of change and industry in the early 1800s. Although applauded for his acute translations of Poe into French, critics mauled his first book of poetry. Les Fleurs du mal (The Flowers of Evil) details Baudelaire's disdain for the complete renovation of Parisian boulevards. He feels the order they impose alienates people such as the impoverished, merchants and criminals from their own home. Its reliance on themes of sex, death and loss of innocence proved harmful, as Baudelaire was fined for their lewdness and the poems were banned for a century.

EffectsEdit

To counter the themes of sex and death, the second volume went far left. Happy and full of hope it was considered a sellout and all but Baudelaire's personal copy was destroyed. Absorbing the negative feelings from the critics, readers and the author himself, it decays plant life around it when buried. Only decays inside a 5 foot radius, but can use those caught within to spread it further i.e. through the roots of a nearby tree or flower pollen.

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