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Obitus
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23/04/2015 6:23 am  

Hello everyone. I haven't posted here in a good long while, but I need to ask for a bit of help. I've seen a translation by Crowley of Charles Baudelaire's "Les Litanies de Satan" for years now on all sorts of websites, and I simply cannot find any info on exactly when and where Crowley wrote or published this particular translation, or if it's even really by Crowley. Does anyone here have this info?


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OKontrair
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23/04/2015 7:32 am  

Crowley's title for Baudelaire's Les Litanies de Satan is The Litany of Satan which he published in Oracles (1905). It is reprinted in his Collected Works Volume 2 on page 15. It begins:

O thou, of Angels fairest and most wise,
God by Fate's treachery short of liturgies!
O Satan, have pity of my long misery!

Perhaps that is the one you mean.

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Obitus
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23/04/2015 10:37 am  

Jeez, I had even scrolled through the table of contents for the Collected Works and somehow skimmed right past the entry "Translations from Baudelaire." Derp. Thanks.


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