A Season in Hell & the Drunken Boat (Paperback)

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By Arthur Rimbaud, Patti Smith (Introduction by), Louise Varese (Translator)
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Rimbaud originally distributedA 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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780811219488
ISBN-10: 0811219488
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publication Date: October 5th, 2011
Pages: 103
Language: English
Series: New Directions Paperbook