Unreal City

Cf. Baudelaire:
'Fourmillante cité, cité pleine de rêves,'
'Où le spectre en plein jour raccroche le passant.' click here for translation [Eliot's note]. The lines Eliot quotes are from "Les Sept Vieillards" ("The Seven Old Men") by Charles Baudelaire (1821-67); it is poem 93 of Les Fleurs du Mal ("The Flowers of Evil"). (NA)

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