Baudelaire in Song: 1880-1930

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Baudelaire in Song : 1880-1930. / Abbott, Helen.

Oxford University Press, 2017. 212 p.

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Abbott, Helen. / Baudelaire in Song : 1880-1930. Oxford University Press, 2017. 212 p.

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