• A Season in Hell & The Drunken Boat

  • English and French Edition
  • By: Arthur Rimbaud
  • Narrated by: Michael C. Gwynne
  • Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (94 ratings)

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A Season in Hell & The Drunken Boat

By: Arthur Rimbaud
Narrated by: Michael C. Gwynne
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Publisher's summary

This is a reissue of Rimbaud’s highly influential work with a new preface by Patti Smith and the original 1945 New Directions cover design by Alvin Lustig.

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 19, quit poetry altogether. This edition was among the first to be published in the US, and quickly became a classic, and Rimbaud’s famous poem “The Drunken Boat” was subsequently added. 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 an introduction by another famous rebel, and now National Book Award winner, Patti Smith.

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