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A Season in Hell - Arthur Rimbaud, Robert Mapplethorpe, Paul Schmidt
A Season in Hell
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Written by Arthur Rimbaud at age eighteen in the wake of his tempestuous affair with fellow poet Paul Verlaine, A Season in Hell has been a touchstone for anguished poets, artists, and lovers for more than a century. Imbued with a hallucinatory intensity, this confessional prose poem is an... show more
Written by Arthur Rimbaud at age eighteen in the wake of his tempestuous affair with fellow poet Paul Verlaine, A Season in Hell has been a touchstone for anguished poets, artists, and lovers for more than a century. Imbued with a hallucinatory intensity, this confessional prose poem is an account of a hellish journey beyond the bounds of society -- and the attempt to find a way back.Based on an edition first published by Limited Editions Club in 1986, this stunning volume presents Rimbaud's poem in the original French and in English translation -- and opens each of the poem's eight sections with a dazzling photograph by Robert Mapplethorpe that brilliantly complements the poem's shifting moods. These images by our most notorious contemporary photographer underline the striking modernity of Rimbaud's great work -- and make this a perfect gift for friends, lovers, and fans of either artist.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780821224588 (0821224581)
Publisher: Bulfinch
Pages no: 95
Edition language: English
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The rating is for the volume at hand, obviously, not for Rimbaud (most of which, apart from some well-known passages, I don't in the least understand: I read Season in Hell, Illuminations, Drunken Boat).Appelbaum's translations are pretty awful, and at times out and out wrong. But as a dual-language...
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