Fleurs du Mal
PostOctober 19, 2016January 15, 2017

Fleurs du Mal

Sensual. Macabre. Liberating. Translated as ‘Flowers of Evil’ the poetry of Charles Baudelaire deals with themes of decadence, desire, and sexuality. In 1850’s France, his work caused outrage and saw both the author and his publisher prosecuted by the Imperial regime. We argue that the familiar tropes of the decadent vampire in modern storytelling is largely taken from...