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Rimbaud : A Critical Introduction - Cecil Arthur Hackett

Rimbaud

A Critical Introduction

Paperback

Published: 3rd August 1981
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Originally published in 1981, this critical survey of Rimbaud's work was intended mainly for the student and the general reader, but the specialist will also find in it fresh and illuminating comments. While taking into account the 'two Rimbauds', the visionary poet and the trader, and the two aspects of the work, the poems and the letters, Professor Hackett's chief concern is the poetry. He concentrates on the more important of the early verse poems, the Lettre du voyant, the 1872 verse poems, and the major writings, Illuminations and Une Saison en enfer. Although he makes some shrewd criticisms, Professor Hackett shows Rimbaud's work to be that of a major poet who has had a decisive influence on the development of French poetry. English translations of the quotations are given at the end of the book, together with additional notes, chronology table and a select bibliography that lists books and articles which should prove helpful.

General preface to the series
Preface
Introduction
A 'Prologue' and early verse poems
Poetic theory
From poet to voyant
Last and new verses
Illuminations
Une Saison en enfer
Last poem and last letters
Conclusion
Translated passages
Chronological table
Selected bibliography
Index
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521297561
ISBN-10: 0521297567
Series: Major European Authors Series
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 180
Published: 3rd August 1981
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.24