A Season in Hell

A Season in Hell

& Illuminations

Book - 2005
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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.
Publisher: New York : Modern Library, 2005
ISBN: 9780679643272
Call Number: 841.8 R462s 2005
Characteristics: xxvii, 198 p. : ill., maps ; 21 cm
Alternative Title: Illuminations


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