Flowers of Bad
Author: David Cameron
Publisher: Unbelievable Alligator & Ugly Duckling Presse (2007)
Flowers of Bad is David Cameron’s false translation of Charles Baudelaire’s 19th century masterpiece, Les Fleurs du Mal. Developing, revamping, and refurbishing them along the way, Cameron has employed original methods of translation—outlined in detail at the end of the book—evolved from difficulties he has encountered in writing and translation. Rather than trying to build a bridge across the gap that exists between his and Baudelaire’s languages, Cameron descends a rope ladder into the chasm itself.