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Arthur Rimbaud
Arthur Rimbaud
0060955503
May 2000
Paperback
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Richard Howard
"Paul Schmidt has waveredno, has hoveredbetween solicitude and critique, and the result of such suspension is his beautiful, daring, careful work; we have all tried our hand as this, and more than a hand is needed, and has here been bestowed. The whole mannothing less will do, and what I am grateful for is the willingness to risk a vision, a sighting of not only the art but the life of the most baffling and suggestive of our exemplary failures. If there were such a thing as Parallel Lives of the nineteenth century, then Paul Schmidt's Rimbaud would have to be read beside Auden's Keirkegaard. Creative misreading, or let me say, with my admiring breath held, critical markings! It is a wonder that so much concern has been taken, been given, though less a wonder than a benefaction when we recall that concern means no more...


Rimbaud: Complete Works, Selected Letters, a Bilingual Edition
Arthur Rimbaud
0226719774
November 2005
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Book Description
The enfant terrible of French letters, Jean-Nicholas-Arthur Rimbaud (1854-91) was a defiant and precocious youth who wrote some of the most remarkable prose and poetry of the nineteenth century, all before leaving the world of verse by the age of twenty-one. More than a century after his death, the young rebel-poet continues to appeal to modern readers as much for his turbulent life as for his poetry; his stormy affair with fellow poet Paul Verlaine and his nomadic adventures in eastern Africa are as iconic as his hallucinatory poems and symbolist prose. The first translation of the poet's complete works when it was published in 1966, Rimbaud: Complete Works, Selected Letters introduced a new generation of Americans to the alienated genius—among them the Doors's lead singer Jim Morrison, who...


Selected Poems and Letters (Rimbaud, Arthur)
Arthur Rimbaud
0140448020
Mar 2005
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Book Description
Arthur Rimbaud was one of the wildest, most uncompromising poets of his age, although his brief literary career was over by the time he was twenty-one when he embarked on a new life as a trader in Africa. This edition brings together his extraordinary poetry and more than a hundred of his letters, most of them written after he had abandoned literature. A master of French verse forms, the young Rimbaud set out to transform his art, and language itself, by a systematic "disordering of all the senses," often with the aid of alcohol and drugs. The result is a highly innovative, modern body of work, obscene and lyrical by turns—a rigorous journey to extremes. Jeremy Harding and John Sturrock’s new translation includes Rimbaud’s greatest verse, as well as his record of youthful torment, A Season in...


Rimbaud Complete
Arthur Rimbaud
0375757708
January 2003
Paperback
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From Library Journal
A brand-new translation and the only complete one. Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

From Booklist
Rimbaud, the almost unbelievably gifted enfant terrible of nineteenth-century French poetry, goes in and out of poetic fashion regularly. Often his biography overwhelms his poems: stealing the older poet Paul Verlaine from his wife for a drug-and-drink-addled affair, all the while creating poems that would alter the course of French literature, only to give up literature at 19 and become a commercial traveler and gunrunner (see Graham Robb's excellent Rimbaud, 2000). He would be merely an oddity were it not that his poems are indeed splendid, including such nonpareil prose poems as the great sequences...


Collected Poems
Arthur Rimbaud
0192833448
July 2001
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Book Description
Rimbaud is the enfant terrible of French literature, the precocious genius whose extraordinary poetry is revolutionary in its visionary, hallucinatory content and its often liberated forms. He wrote all his poems between the ages of about fifteen and twenty-one, after which he turned his back
on family, friends, and France to roam the world. In his final years he was a trader in the Horn of Africa. Out of this brief, colorful life and wilderness of sensory poetry, a mythic Rimbaud has been created. One of the greatest French poets of all times, Rimbaud has become an enduring icon of
youth, rebellion, and freedom--though behind the myth of the man lies a poetic adventure of high ambition and painful rigor, poignant yet heroic. This bilingual edition provides all of Rimbaud's poems, with the exception of his...


Arthur Rimbaud
Benjamin Ivry
189979171X
October 1998
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Arthur Rimbaud is one of the most remarkable figures in the history of poetry. A true prodigy, he had fully arrived as a poet and composed three acknowledged masterpieces--A Season in Hell, The Drunken Boat and Illuminations--before the age of 20. He had also engaged in a two-year affair with another extremely talented French poet of the fin de si cle, Paul Verlaine. Although no one doubts that the affair took place, its meaning has remained almost as controversial in the 20th century as it was in the 19th. Some have hailed Rimbaud as a gay icon, while others have tried to cast doubt on whether his relationship with the older poet revealed his real preferences or was simply an experiment intended to further his project of "disordering the senses." Ivry's brief biography, the second title in the Outlines series...


Arthur Rimbaud
Enid Starkie
081120197X
March 1968
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A Season in Hell the Illuminations
Arthur Rimbaud
0195017609
May 1974
Paperback
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Book Description
This new translation, with the French text on the facing pages, captures the tone and rhythm of Rimbaud's language as well as the quality of his thought.


Somebody Else
Charles Nicholl
0226580296
May 1999
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
As a teenager in Paris, Rimbaud (18541891) thrilled at his initiation into violent sex with poet Paul Verlaine, 10 years his elder. However, on the evidence of his subsequent travels in Africaas documented by Nichollhe fled the fleshpots of Paris and London in revulsion, seeking a life remote in the extreme. Arriving in 1880, after much wandering, in somnolent Aden across the horn of Africa, Rimbaud at age 26 had run away from every aspect of his former self. He had already written his last verseshis decadent masterpiece, A Season in Hell, had been composed at 16. So now I can see, he writes in hopeful resignation, that existence is just a way to use up your life. In tracing the stasis and stagnation of the tropical entropy in which Rimbaud exiled himself as a small trader and gunrunner in Djibouti and Ethiopia,...


Rimbaud
Pierre Petitfils
0813911427
January 1988
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
There have been over 300 serious studies of this enfant terrible of French poetry: interpretive, ideological, selective (focusing on his homosexuality, Hinduism or occultism, for example), but none so exhaustively factual as this one by a leading French Rimbaud scholar. Based on seemingly every scrap of available documentary evidence, the book covers the poet's life in a wealth of absorbing detail, from his birth in 1853 to his agonizing death in 1891. There's the precocious provincial schoolboy who, at age 15 and already published, flees to Paris, partly to escape his tyrannical mother, partlyas self-proclaimed poet-seerto carry out a one-man poetic revolution among the poets of the genteel Parnassian school; the long and tempestuous relationship with Verlaine, who goes to prison for shooting him; and finally,...


Rimbaud
Jean Nicholas Arthur Rimbaud
0226719731
Mar 2004
(Paperback) - French
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Book Description
Wallace Fowlie's prose translations accompany the original French texts in this, the first complete bilingual edition of Rimbaud's work in prose and poetry.

"This handsome edition, which makes France's most remarkable poet readily available in the U.S., may well be a literary landmark comparable to Baudelaire's introduction of Edgar Allan Poe in France a century earlier."--Anna Balakian, New York Times Book Review



I Promise to Be Good: The Letters of Arthur Rimbaud
Arthur Rimbaud
0812970152
November 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
The story, of course, is the stuff of legend: after a painful affair with the older, married poet Paul Verlaine, Rimbaud (1854-1891) put poetry behind him at age 21 and became a commercial traveler in Africa and Arabia, returning home to Charlevoix and his family only at the end of his brief life and dying painfully of gangrene complications. Mason, the American translator who last year published Rimbaud's collected poems in English, gives us a Rimbaud that's a far cry from the Dionysian figure who inspired Jim Morrison, Patti Smith and David Wojnarowicz with his call for a slow derangement of the senses. In the 27 letters included here that were written before Rimbaud's departure (the first, from 1870, left in a teacher's mailbox), Mason unveils instead an Apollonian craftsman, one who took infinite pains to...


From Absinthe to Abyssinia: Selected Miscellaneous, Obscure and Previously Untranslated Works of Jean-Nicolas-Arthur Rimbaud
Mark Spitzer (Translator)
0887392938
December 2002
Paperback
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Jack Hirschman
Mark Spitzer makes us feel the poet afresh, through a gutsy freshness of his own. Essential reading.

Andrei Codrescu
Mark Spitzer's translations from French... [are] superb, evincing both a superior ear and a great deal of erudition.

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Rimbaud and Jim Morrison: The Rebel as Poet
Wallace Fowlie
0822314452
April 1994
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Fowlie, a leading translator of Arthur Rimbaud and professor emeritus of French literature at Duke, here attempts to trace the aesthetic affinities between the French symbolist poet and '60s rock icon and Doors lead singer, Jim Morrison. Fowlie contends that both Rimbaud, the iconoclastic young poet who at the age of 20 forsook poetry for a peripatetic life as a merchant-adventurer and Morrison, the macho, nihilistic, self-styled shaman of late-'60s acid rock, refigure the boyish archetypes of the clown and the rebel; for Fowlie, both were restive, bohemian, visionary poets who attained an extraordinary, posthumous mythical status. He prefaces his readings of Rimbaud's and Morrison's "poetry" with a brief memoir stressing his pedagogical aims: to recruit readers of French poetry among jaded kids who can only deal...


Rimbaud Complete
Arthur Rimbaud
0679642307
March 2002
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
A brand-new translation and the only complete one. Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Booklist
Rimbaud, the almost unbelievably gifted enfant terrible of nineteenth-century French poetry, goes in and out of poetic fashion regularly. Often his biography overwhelms his poems: stealing the older poet Paul Verlaine from his wife for a drug-and-drink-addled affair, all the while creating poems that would alter the course of French literature, only to give up literature at 19 and become a commercial traveler and gunrunner (see Graham Robb's excellent Rimbaud, 2000). He would be merely an oddity were it not that his poems are indeed splendid, including such nonpareil prose poems as the great sequences Illuminations and A Season in Hell. This useful volume...


Season in Hell
John Le Carre
0404163092
June 1979
Hardcover
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Language Notes
Text: English, French (translation)


Rimbaud: Complete Works, Selected Letters
Arthur Rimbaud
0226719766
November 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
The enfant terrible of French letters, Jean-Nicholas-Arthur Rimbaud (1854-91) was a defiant and precocious youth who wrote some of the most remarkable prose and poetry of the nineteenth century, all before leaving the world of verse by the age of twenty-one. More than a century after his death, the young rebel-poet continues to appeal to modern readers as much for his turbulent life as for his poetry; his stormy affair with fellow poet Paul Verlaine and his nomadic adventures in eastern Africa are as iconic as his hallucinatory poems and symbolist prose. The first translation of the poet's complete works when it was published in 1966, Rimbaud: Complete Works, Selected Letters introduced a new generation of Americans to the alienated genius—among them the Doors's lead singer Jim Morrison, who...

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