Una temporada en el infierno

I'm an organized person. Psychotically organized. Except when it comes to books. I try to plan my readings, I try to finish one book in order to begin a new one, but it's all in vain. I read what I want to read, whenever I have the need of reading it. So, with four books on my currently-reading shelf, today I felt like reading something different. First, some weird stuff by Tim Burton, then, A Season in Hell caught my attention and here...

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Rimbaud

"CHARLES NICHOLL, author of SOMEBODY ELSE: ARTHUR RIMBAUD IN AFRICA 1880-91 has written of Dennis J. Carlile's translation of RIMBAUD:THE WORKS. ""These are the best renditions of Rimbaud in English since Wallace Fowlie's nearly forty years ago, and many of them surpass that high standard. These poems have been wrestled with, which is the very least they demand, and successfully brought back home. Carlile gets the difficult switches and...

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Semusim di Neraka

Aku baru saja menelan racun mengerikan. - Terberkatilah, terberkatilah, terberkatilah saran yang diberikan kepadaku! - Pantatku kebakaran. Daya racun itu meriutkan lengan dan kakiku, melumpuhkanku, memurukkanku ke tanah. Aku sekarat karena dahaga, aku megap-megap, aku tak bisa teriak. Inilah Neraka, siksaan abadi! Lihat betapa api bangkit! Aku terbakar sebagaimana mestinya. Teruskan Iblis!Suatu kali aku pernah merapat kepada yang baik...

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Saisons

French poet and adventurer, who stopped writing verse at the age of 21, and became after his early death an inextricable myth in French gay life. Rimbaud's poetry, partially written in free verse, is characterized by dramatic and imaginative vision. "I say that one must be a visionary - that one must make oneself a VISIONARY." His works are among the most original in the Symbolist movement. Rimbaud's best-known work, LE BÂTEAU IVRE (The...

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A Season in Hell

A Season in Hell & Illuminations, transl. Wyatt MasonHaving become absurdly near apoplectic inthe search for a translation of Baudelaire that I loved, I let enjoyment return by instead reading one of his close kin. There wasn't a shortage of Rimbaud translations which felt right; Louise Varese or John Sturrock, or this one I chose for reasons I can't exactly remember. As these are prose poems without conventional, clear...

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Collected Poems with Plain Prose Translations of Each Poem

brRimbaud 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...

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Kausi helvetissä

French poet and adventurer, who stopped writing verse at the age of 21, and became after his early death an inextricable myth in French gay life. Rimbaud's poetry, partially written in free verse, is characterized by dramatic and imaginative vision. "I say that one must be a visionary - that one must make oneself a VISIONARY." His works are among the most original in the Symbolist movement. Rimbaud's best-known work, LE BÂTEAU IVRE (The...

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O Rapaz Raro

Nascido em Charleville em Outubro de 1854, Arthur Rimbaud foi um poeta precoce, tendo escrito o essencial da sua obra dos 16 aos 19 anos. Mais de um século depois, a obra desse adolescente que proclamou a necessidade de «se ser absolutamente moderno», continua a impressionar pelo carácter original das visões, a intensidade de expressão, a exploração dos limites da linguagem e um decidido anseio de absoluto. Do...

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I Promise to Be Good

One of the most written-about literary figures in the past decade, Arthur Rimbaud left few traces when he abandoned poetry at age twenty-one and disappeared into the African desert. Although the dozen biographies devoted to Rimbaud’s life depend on one main source for information—his own correspondence—a complete edition of these remarkable letters has never been published in English. Until now.A moving document of decline, Rimbaud’s...

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