Les Fleurs du Mal (The Flowers of Evil)

by Pericles Lewis In August of 1857, the French lawyer who had prosecuted Gustave Flaubert, Ernest Pinard, had greater success in prosecuting Charles Baudelaire for The Flowers of Evil (Les Fleurs du Mal) (1857). The court banned six of Baudelaire‚Äôs erotic poems, two of them on lesbian themes and the other four heterosexual but mildly… Continue Reading Les Fleurs du Mal (The Flowers of Evil)