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Selected Poems and Letters : Parallel Text, Penguin - Arthur Rimbaud

Selected Poems and Letters

Parallel Text, Penguin

Paperback Published: 5th August 2004
ISBN: 9780140448023
Number Of Pages: 512
For Ages: 18+ years old

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A phenomenally precious schoolboy, Rimbaud was still a tee nager when he became notorious as Europe's most shocking and exhilarating poet. During his brief 5-year reign as the enfant terrible of French literature he produced an extraordinary body of poems that range from the exquisite to the obscene, while simultaneously living a life of dissolute excess with his lover and fellow poet, Verlaine. At the age of 21, he abandoned poetry and travelled across Europe before settling in Africa as an arms trader. This edition sets the two sides of Rimbaud side by side with a sparkling translation of his most exhilarating poetry and a generous selection of the letters from the harsh and colourful period of his life as a colonial trader.

About The Author

Arthur Rimbaud (1854–1891) is one of France's most controversial and influential poets, though he gave up his career at a young age.

Poemsp. 1
The orphans' New Year giftsp. 2
First attemptp. 8
Sensationp. 10
Blacksmithp. 12
Opheliap. 22
Dance of the hanged menp. 26
Tartufe punishedp. 28
Venus rising from the waterp. 30
Nina gets back to himp. 32
Set to musicp. 40
Popular fictionp. 42
At the Green Innp. 46
Knowing wayp. 46
My bohemia (fantasy)p. 48
Seat-peoplep. 50
Heart of a clownp. 52
The hands of Jeanne-Mariep. 54
Seven-year-old poetsp. 58
To the poet on the matter of flowersp. 62
First communionp. 74
Drunken boatp. 86
The seekers of licep. 92
Vowelsp. 94
Idol. arsehole sonnetp. 96
I. Drunken coachman (from 'imbecilities 2nd series')p. 98
State of siege?p. 98
Very old guardp. 100
Reminiscence of an aged Cretinp. 100
'Animals in former times ...'p. 104
'Our buttocks are not like theirs ...'p. 104
'What are they to us ...'p. 108
Memoryp. 110
Tearp. 114
River of Cassisp. 114
Comedy of thirstp. 116
Good thought for the morningp. 122
Song from the highest tower (from 'festivals of patience')p. 124
Festivals of hungerp. 126
[Happiness]p. 128
Shamep. 130
Forewordp. 132
'It's the same countryside ...'p. 132
'This time it's the woman ...'p. 134
'Once, if I recall correctly ...'p. 138
Bad bloodp. 140
Night in hellp. 150
Delirium I : foolish virgin, infernal groomp. 156
Delirium II : alchemy of the wordp. 164
The impossiblep. 176
Lightningp. 180
Morningp. 182
Adieup. 184
After the floodp. 188
Childhoodp. 190
Livesp. 194
Departurep. 198
To a version of reasonp. 198
Morning of intoxicationp. 198
Fragments/12p. 200
Workersp. 202
The bridgesp. 202
Cityp. 204
Cities (I)p. 204
Trampsp. 208
Vigilsp. 208
Dawnp. 210
Seascapep. 212
Barbaricp. 212
Salep. 214
Youthp. 216
Promontoryp. 218
Historic eveningp. 220
Movementp. 222
Democracyp. 224
Geniep. 224
Lettersp. 229
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ISBN: 9780140448023
ISBN-10: 0140448020
Series: Parallel Text, Penguin
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 512
Published: 5th August 2004
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 1