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Illuminations

Author: Arthur Rimbaud; John Ashbery
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : Poetry : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"First published in 1886, Arthur Rimbaud's Illuminations?the work of a poet who had abandoned poetry before the age of twenty-one?changed the language of poetry. Hallucinatory and feverishly hermetic, it is an acknowledged masterpiece of world literature, still unrivaled for its haunting blend of sensuous detail and otherworldly astonishment. In Ashbery's translation of this notoriously elusive text, the acclaimed  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Translations
Translations into English
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur Rimbaud; John Ashbery
ISBN: 9780393076356 0393076350 9780393341829 0393341828
Language Note: French with facing page English translations.
OCLC Number: 668194796
Description: 175 p. : port. ; 22 cm.
Other Titles: Illuminations.
Responsibility: Rimbaud ; translated with a preface by John Ashbery.

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"This may be the most beautiful book in the world, lighted from within and somehow embodying all forms of literature."--Susan Salter Reynolds, Los Angeles Times  Read more...
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Rimbaud's epoch-making poems come through in all their bizarre originality, their brusque, unsettling freshness. --John Timpane

 
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