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ISBN-10: 0811219488
ISBN-13: 9780811219488
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish Date: 10/05/2011
Dimensions: 7.99" L, 5.33" W, 0.40" H

A Season in Hell & the Drunken Boat

Introduction by: Patti Smith
Translator: Louise Varèse

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Price: $13.95

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New Directions is pleased to announce the relaunch of the long-celebrated bilingual edition of Rimbaud’s A Season In Hell & The Drunken Boat — a personal poem of damnation as well as a plea to be released from “the examination of his own depths.”

Rimbaud originally distributed A Season In Hell to friends as a self-published booklet, and soon afterward, at the age of nineteen, quit poetry altogether. New Directions’s edition was among the first to be published in the U.S., and it quickly became a classic. Rimbaud’s famous poem “The Drunken Boat” was subsequently added to the first paperbook printing. Allen Ginsberg proclaimed Arthur Rimbaud as “the first punk” — a visionary mentor to the Beats for both his recklessness and his fiery poetry.

This new edition proudly dons the original Alvin Lustig-designed cover, and a introduction by another famous rebel — and now National Book Award-winner — Patti Smith.

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Our greatest poet of revolt.–Albert Camus
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Details

ISBN-10: 0811219488
ISBN-13: 9780811219488
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish Date: 10/05/2011
Dimensions: 7.99" L, 5.33" W, 0.40" H
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