3. The sound of Baudelaire’s words

The sound of Baudelaire’s words for some of his readers (I found these while reading Roberto Calasso’s book, La folie Baudelaire):

‘Now he quietly converses with each one of us.’
André Gide, Preface to Charles Baudelaire, Les Fleurs du mal (1917 edition)

‘… softened like the sound of carts heard at night in the muffled boudoirs.’
Maurice Barrès, La folie de Charles Baudelaire (1926)

‘… like a word spoken to your ear when you least expected it.’
Jaques Rivière, Études (1912)

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