A season in hell & the drunken boat

A season in hell & the drunken boat

Book - 1961 | French
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Although he stopped writing at the age of 19, Arthur Rimbaud (1854-91) possessed the most revolutionary talent of the century. His poetry & prose have increasingly influenced major writers. To his masterpiece A Season in Hell is here added Rimbaud's longest & possibly greatest single poem The Drunken Boat, with the original French en face Illuminations, Rimbaud's major works are available as bilingual New Directions Paperbooks. The reputation of A Season in Hell, which is a poetic record of a man's examination of his own depths, has steadily increased over the years. Upon the 1st publication of Varese's translation by New Directions, the Saturday Review wrote: "One may at last suggest that the translation of A Season in Hell has reached a conclusive point..." Concerning the 25-stanza The Drunken Boat, Dr Enid Starkie of Oxford University has written: "(It's) an anthology of separate lines of astonishing evocative magic which linger in the mind like isolated jewels." Rimbaud's life was so extraordinary that it has taken on the quality of a myth. A biographical chronology is included.
Publisher: New York : New Directions Pub. Co., 1961
ISBN: 9780811201858
Branch Call Number: 841 RIMBA
Characteristics: xx, 103 pages ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Rimbaud, Arthur 1854-1891 Bateau ivre
Notes: Parallel texts in English and French on facing pages
"By Arthur Rimbaud"--Cover
"First published as New Directions Paperbook Number 97 in 1961."--T.p verso
"A New Directions paperbook, NDP 97."


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