A Season in Hell

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iUniverse, Mar 30, 2004 - Poetry
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Arthur Rimbaud wrote a few pieces that set french poetry aghast around 1873. He
 

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Contents

Une Saison En Enfer
2
A Season in Hell
3
Mauvais Sang
6
Bad Blood
7
Nuit de lEnfer
26
Night Of Hell
27
Délires I Vierge folle LEpoux infernal
34
Deleriums I Foolish Virgin The Infernal Bridegroom
35
Faim
58
HUNGER
59
LImpossible
68
The Impossible
69
LEclair
76
Lightning
77
Matin
80
Morning
81

Délires II Alchimie du verbe
48
Deleriums II ALCHEMY OF THE WORD
49
Chanson de la plus haute tour
56
Song of the highest tower
57
Adieu
84
Farewell
85
Back Cover
91
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Arthur Rimbaud, 1854-1891 Arthur Rimbaud was born October 20, 1854. He was the son of an army captain who deserted his family when Arthur was six years old. He attended a provincial school in Charleville, a town in northeastern France, and was a brilliant student until the Franco-Prussian war. It was then Rimbaud turned rebel and fled his home. As a boy, Rimbaud wrote some of the most remarkable poetry of the 19th century. His rhythmic experiments in his prose poems "Illuminations" (1886; eng.trans.,1932) identified him as one of the creators of free verse. Synesthesia, (the description of one sense experience in terms of another), was popularized by his "Sonnet of the Vowels" (1871;Eng. Trans., 1966) where each vowel is assigned a color. After Rimbaud fled his home in July 1870, a year of drifting followed. During this time, he had sent some poems to Paul Verlaine. In 1871, he was invited to Paris where Verlaine rejected him as a drunk. In spite of that, he and Verlaine became lovers and the relationship continued sporadically over two years and formed the core of disillusionment in "A Season in Hell." After the affair ended, Rimbaud abandoned his writing. At the time he was not yet 20 years old. Rimbaud transformed himself becoming a trader and gunrunner in Africa. On November 10, 1891, he died in Marseille following the amputation of his cancerous right leg.

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