BAUDELAIRE Charles (1821-1867).

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BAUDELAIRE Charles (1821-1867).
L.A.S. "Ch. Baudelaire", [Paris] "22, Rue d'Amsterdam" [August 1862], to Arsène HOUSSAYE; 1 page small in-4.
About the Petits Poèmes en prose.
[The letter is about the publication in La Presse of the Petits Poèmes en prose, on August 26, 1862, preceded by the dedication to Arsène Houssaye]. "Our double title contained the words: poëmes and poëtiques. I have reduced the title to a single line, according to your original idea: Petits Poemes en prose. Moreover, it seemed to me that all this fell on the reader's head, from the first page, like stones from the moon, and that it would be good to slip in a few explanatory sentences first. I have put them together in the form of a dedication that I hope you will accept"...
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