Illuminations (Paperback)

Arthur Rimbaud


Arthur Rimbaud's Illuminations reissued as a Carcanet Classic. Arthur Rimbaud's Illuminations, first published in 1886, changed the language of poetry; in John Ashbery the book has a translator whose virtuosic originality brings Rimbaud's visions to life in English. The `crystalline jumble' of Illuminations, John Ashbery writes, is still emitting pulses of energy. `If we are absolutely modern - and we are - it's because Rimbaud commanded us to be.' Ashbery's translation relays the kaleidoscopic dazzle of the original, a Splendide Hotel `built amid the tangled heap of ice floes and the polar night', where the Witch `will never want to tell us what she knows, and which we do not know'.

Product Details

  • Product code: BRIJJ
  • ISBN: 9781784106638
  • Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 21.6cm x 13.5cm
  • Pages: 176
  • Publish date: Thu Sep 27 00:00:00 BST 2018
  • Book points: 0


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