A Season in Hell & the Drunken Boat

Arthur Rimbaud (Author) Louise Varèse (Translator)
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Rimbaud originally distributed A Season In Hell to friends as a self-published booklet, and soon afterward, at the age of nineteen, quit poetry altogether. New Directions's edition was among the first to be published in the U.S., and it quickly became a classic. Rimbaud's famous poem "The Drunken Boat" was subsequently added to the first paperbook printing. Allen Ginsberg proclaimed Arthur Rimbaud as "the first punk" -- a visionary mentor to the Beats for both his recklessness and his fiery poetry.

This new edition proudly dons the original Alvin Lustig-designed cover, and a introduction by another famous rebel -- and now National Book Award-winner -- Patti Smith.

Product Details

Price
$13.95  $12.83
Publisher
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish Date
October 05, 2011
Pages
103
Dimensions
5.33 X 0.4 X 7.99 inches | 0.28 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780811219488
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About the Author

Jean Nicolas Arthur Rimbaud est un poète français, né le 20 octobre 1854 à Charleville et mort le 10 novembre 1891 à Marseille. Arthur Rimbaud écrit ses premiers poèmes à quinze ans.
Louise Varese was an American biographer and translator of French. She is known for her translations of Stendhal, Proust, Georges Simenon, Julien Gracq, St.-John Perse and Arthur Rimbaud.
Patti Smith is a writer, performer, and visual artist. She gained recognition in the 1970s for her revolutionary mergence of poetry and rock and was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2007. Her seminal album Horses, bearing Robert Mapplethorpe's renowned photograph, hasbeen hailed as one of the top one hundred albums of all time. Her books include M Train, Witt, Babel, Woolgathering, The Coral Sea, and Auguries of Innocence.

Reviews

Our greatest poet of revolt.--Albert Camus
Our greatest poet of revolt. --Albert Camus
Every writer produces some haunting passages, some memorable phrases, but with Rimbaud they are strewn all over the pages like gems tumbled from a rifled chest. --Henry Miller"
At 16, 17, 18 Rimbaud transformed French poetry, completely modernized it. --Allen Ginsberg"
Our greatest poet of revolt. --Albert Camus"