The Illuminations

The Illuminations

Book - 2009
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With perfect pitch for contemporary readers, Donald Revell's new translation of The Illuminations offers all the immediacy, hallucinatory surreality, and wit of the intimate particularity that secured Rimbaud's position as a major poet renowned for his strangely seductive power and innocence. Rimbaud was a dangerous and exhilarating force whose break with literary forms and conventions changed forever the way poems would be read and written. Published with the French on facing pages and with an insightful afterward by the translator, Donald Revell plunges readers into the heart of Rimbaud's mysterious, revelatory beauty. This lucid and lively translation of a seminal work will show current readers of English all the ways that Rimbaud's incandescence remains essential and relevant today.
Publisher: Richmond, Calif. : Omnidawn Pub., 2009
Edition: 1st American pbk. ed
ISBN: 9781890650360
1890650366
Branch Call Number: Poetry 841.8 RIM
Additional Contributors: Revell, Donald 1954-

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