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Illuminations

Author: Arthur Rimbaud; John Ashbery
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print 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: French poetry
Giclée prints
Translations
Translations into English
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur Rimbaud; John Ashbery
ISBN: 9780393076356 0393076350 9780393341829 0393341828 9780393081848 0393081842
OCLC Number: 668194796
Language Note: French with facing page English translations.
Description: 175 pages : portrait ; 22 cm
Other Titles: Illuminations.
Responsibility: Rimbaud ; translated with a preface by John Ashbery.

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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 poet and translator lends his inimitable voice to a venerated classic"--Dust jacket flap.

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