dearJulius.com Write For Us

French poet’s suicide letter goes under hammer

SHARE:

A letter written by 19th-century French poet Charles Baudelaire announcing his intention to kill himself sold at auction on Sunday for 234,000 euros ($267,000), three times the expected price. (AFP pic)

AFP Relaxnews

A letter written by 19th-century French poet Charles Baudelaire announcing his intention to kill himself sold at auction on Sunday for 234,000 euros (US$267,000), three times the expected price.

Best known for his collection of poems “Les Fleurs du mal” (The Flowers of Evil”), Baudelaire was 24 at the time he wrote the letter to his mistress Jeanne Duval in June 1845.

It was bought by a private collector, the Osenat auction house said.

“When you receive this letter I will be dead…. I am killing myself because I cannot carry on living, I can no longer endure the ordeal of falling asleep or waking up again,” the poet wrote.

Baudelaire stabbed himself but failed to do any serious damage and lived for another 22 years.

COMMENTS



Note: If you think this story need more information or correction, feel free to comment below your opinion and reaction.
Like & Follow to Stay Updated ...

Name

Arts & Culture,6,Beauty & Style,358,Books,3,Career & Education,31,Food & Drinks,63,Home & Garden,28,Lifestyle,598,Mulberry signs eyewear license with De Rigo,1,Relationships,5,
ltr
item
Lifestyle - U.S. Daily News: French poet’s suicide letter goes under hammer
French poet’s suicide letter goes under hammer
https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-JollNBvqZFg/W-A5jAgTafI/AAAAAAABIPs/MkAX9iC8kGk-Y9B6IQF2AqqIM8RyQ6pqgCLcBGAs/s1600/1.jpg
https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-JollNBvqZFg/W-A5jAgTafI/AAAAAAABIPs/MkAX9iC8kGk-Y9B6IQF2AqqIM8RyQ6pqgCLcBGAs/s72-c/1.jpg
Lifestyle - U.S. Daily News
https://lifestyle.dailynews.us.com/2018/11/french-poets-suicide-letter-goes-under.html
https://lifestyle.dailynews.us.com/
https://lifestyle.dailynews.us.com/
https://lifestyle.dailynews.us.com/2018/11/french-poets-suicide-letter-goes-under.html
true
1341902202059699904
UTF-8
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Read More Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS PREMIUM CONTENT IS LOCKED STEP 1: Share. STEP 2: Click the link you shared to unlock Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy