A Season in Hell & The Drunken Boat

A Season in Hell & The Drunken Boat

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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 132 x 203 x 10mm | 125g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • Second Edition
  • 0811219488
  • 9780811219488
  • 94,598

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At 16, 17, 18 Rimbaud transformed French poetry, completely modernized it. --Allen Ginsberg"
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