A Season in Hell & The Drunken Boat (Second Edition) 2nd Edition, Kindle Edition
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- Length: 97 pages
- Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
- Page Flip: Enabled
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A reissue of Rimbaud’s highly influential work, with a new preface by Patti Smith and the original 1945 New Directions cover design by Alvin lustig.
New Directions is pleased to announce the relaunch of the long-celebrated bilingual edition of Rimbaud’s A Season In Hell & The Drunken Boat — a personal poem of damnation as well as a plea to be released from “the examination of his own depths.”
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.
― Henry Miller
"Rimbaud transformed French poetry, completely modernized it."
― Allen Ginsberg
"Our greatest poet of revolt."
― Albert Camus --This text refers to the paperback edition.
About the Author
Patti Smith is a poet, performer, visual artist, and author of the National Book Award-winning memoir Just Kids. She has twelve albums, has had numerous gallery shows, and continues to give concerts of her music and poetry. Her books include Early Work, The Coral Sea,Witt, Babel, Auguries of Innocence, Woolgathering, Land 250, Trois, and many others. She lives in New York.
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. --This text refers to the paperback edition.
- ASIN : B008NIW3XI
- Publisher : New Directions; 2nd edition (October 5, 2011)
- Publication date : October 5, 2011
- Language : English
- File size : 2243 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Not Enabled
- Print length : 97 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #688,483 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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My favourite line: The thing for me is a very drunken sleep on the beach.