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Charles Baudelaire
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    (April 9, 1821-August 31, 1867)
    Wrote ‘Le Salon de 1846 (1846),' ‘La Fanfarlo (1847),' ‘Les Fleurs du mal (1857),' ‘Le Salon de 1859 (1859)' and ‘Les Paradis artificiel (1860)'
    Translated many stories of Edgar Allan Poe
    Exponent of the ‘Decadent' school of literature
    He disappointed his mother and stepfather.
    He got syphilis.
    He was an opium addict.
    He tried too hard to be shocking.
    One critic claimed he was ‘an extremely repressed and control-obsessed individual whose greatest creation, and greatest failure, was his public persona.'
    Of the composer Richard Wagner, he said: ‘I love Wagner, but the music I prefer is that of a cat hung by its tail outside a window and trying to stick to the pane of glass with its claws.'
    He was a wonderful poetic stylist.
    His father died when he was six.
    His longtime girlfriend was black, and their relationship was condemned by society.
    Daniel Handler used his name for the main characters in ‘Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events.'
    ‘The Usual Suspects' famously quoted him (‘The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist').

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