Charles Baudelaire, the nineteenth century French poet and art critic, was never averse to controversy.
Les Fleurs du mal (The Flowers of Evil)
Une Chargonne (A Carcass)
Le Rebelle (The Rebel)
‘But being damned the wretch still answers: “No!”‘ — is Baudelaire referring to himself..? The poet, damned to his passion, or the man damned to misery..?