Translated by Robert Yates
with essays by Sebastian Hayes and Keith Walton
In Illuminations, Arthur Rimbaud (1854-1891) perfected the art of the French prose poem, eschewing the formalism of Bertrand’s Gaspard de la Nuit and the diffuseness of Baudelaire’s Le Spleen de Paris to create hallucinatory pieces, informed by the occult sciences and possessing genuine poetic tension.
In this new translation, Robert Yates presents these revolutionary works for a contemporary audience.
This edition contains extensive Notes and Commentary, and A Random Walk through Illuminations, by Sebastian Hayes, and Rimbaud: A Point of View, on Rimbaud and adolescence, by Keith Walton.
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