Though some poems I loved when I was young have lost their sting over the years, Rimbaud’s ‘The Drunken Boat’ still exhilarates me as much as it ever did.

—Donna Tartt, The New York Times

A reissue of Rimbaud’s highly influential work, with a new preface by Patti Smith and the original 1945 ND cover design by Alvin Lustig

A Season in Hell & The Drunken Boat

Fiction by Arthur Rimbaud

Translated by Louise Varese

With a contribution by Patti Smith

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Paperback (published October 5, 2011)

ISBN
9780811201858
Price US
12.95
Page Count
120

Ebook (published October 5, 2011)

ISBN
9780811221030
Price US
12.95

Arthur Rimbaud

19th century French poet

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Though some poems I loved when I was young have lost their sting over the years, Rimbaud’s ‘The Drunken Boat’ still exhilarates me as much as it ever did.

—Donna Tartt, The New York Times

We pray for him, offering love. History praises him, offering laurels. Mercy sings of him, offering absolution. Arthur Rimbaud, in his long suffering, has at last attained God’s favor.

—Patti Smith

One of the greatest poets who ever lived.

Newsweek

If we are absolutely modern — and we are — it is because Rimbaud commanded us to be.

—John Ashbery