Illuminations

Arthur Rimbaud (Author)
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Description

The modernist masterpiece that is Arthur Rimbaud s Illuminations has been given new life with the publication of John Ashbery s dazzling (The Economist) new translation, widely hailed as one of the literary events of the year. Presented with French text in parallel and a preface by its translator, Ashbery s rendering powerfully evokes the glittering, kaleidoscopic beauty of the original

Product Details

Price
$12.95
Publisher
Gallimard Education
Publish Date
September 01, 2010
Dimensions
4.1 X 6.8 X 0.3 inches | 0.0 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9782070438105
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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.

Reviews

More than a century after Arthur Rimbaud composed hisIlluminations, they are reborn in John Ashbery's magnificenttranslation. It is fitting that the major American poet since HartCrane and Wallace Stevens should give us this noble version of theprecursor of all three.--Harold Bloom
This is the book that made poetry modern, and John Ashbery's sizzling new translation lets Rimbaud's eerie grandeur burst into English. Finally we have the key to open the door onto these magic Illuminations, and all their 'elegance, knowledge, violence!' This is an essential volume, a true classic.--J. D. McClatchy
To translate from one language into another is to risk losing the force, the soul, of the original. But not in this instance of John Ashberry's splendid version of Rimbaud's Illuminations. "Wise music is missing from our desire," he writes in his English version of the last line of "Conte" ("Tale"), losing neither the substance nor the truth of Rimbaud's great poetry.--Paula Fox, author of Desperate Characters
A marriage divine.--Joy Williams, author of "State of Grace"
Rimbaud sepoch-making poems come through in all their bizarre originality, theirbrusque, unsettling freshness. --John Timpane
This is a landscapenot only of the imagination, but of an imagination that is still affecting usprofoundly. --Charles Rosen
Meticulously faithfulyet nimbly inventive. . . . We are fortunate that John Ashbery has . . .brought to it such care and imaginative resourcefulness. --Lydia Davis
Rimbaud s epoch-making poems come through in all their bizarre originality, their brusque, unsettling freshness. --John Timpane
This is a landscape not only of the imagination, but of an imagination that is still affecting us profoundly. --Charles Rosen
Meticulously faithful yet nimbly inventive. . . . We are fortunate that John Ashbery has . . . brought to it such care and imaginative resourcefulness. --Lydia Davis
Rimbaud 's epoch-making poems come through in all their bizarre originality, their brusque, unsettling freshness. --John Timpane