Translated, edited and with an Introduction by Wyatt Mason
"The definitive translation for our time." -Edward Hirsch
From Dante's Inferno to Sartre's No Exit, writers have been fascinated by visions of damnation. Within that rich literature of suffering, Arthur Rimbaud's A Season in Hell -written when the poet was nineteen-provides an astonishing example of the grapple with self.
As a companion to Rimbaud's journey, readers could have no better guide than Wyatt Mason. One of our most talented young translators and critics, Mason's new version of A Season in Hell renders the music and mystery of Rimbaud's tale of Hell on Earth with exceptional finesse and power.
This bilingual edition includes maps, a helpful chronology of Rimbaud's life, and the unfinished suite of prose poems, Illuminations. With A Season in Hell , they cement Rimbaud's reputation as one of the foremost, and most influential, writers in French literature.