By (author) Arthur Rimbaud, By (author) John Ashbery

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  • Publisher: WW Norton & Co
  • Format: Paperback | 176 pages
  • Dimensions: 137mm x 208mm x 15mm | 113g
  • Publication date: 2 November 2012
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0393341828
  • ISBN 13: 9780393341829
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 834,304

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The modernist masterpiece that is Arthur Rimbaud s Illuminations has been given new life with the publication of John Ashbery s dazzling (The Economist) new translation, widely hailed as one of the literary events of the year. Presented with French text in parallel and a preface by its translator, Ashbery s rendering powerfully evokes the glittering, kaleidoscopic beauty of the original"

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Meticulously faithful yet nimbly inventive. . . . We are fortunate that John Ashbery has . . . brought to it such care and imaginative resourcefulness. --Lydia Davis"