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Paris Spleen
  • Paris Spleen


    Charles Baudelaire.


    New Directions: 1947. Hardcover in a slipcase. Near fine.


    "He who looks out at the world from an open window never sees as many things as he who looks at a closed window. There is nothing deeper, more mysterious, more fruitful, more shadowy, or more dazzling than a window lit by a candle. What we can see in daylight is always less interesting than what happens behind a windowpane. Deep in that dark or luminous aperture, life lives, life dreams, life suffers."

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