9780226719771-0226719774-Rimbaud: Complete Works, Selected Letters, a Bilingual Edition

Rimbaud: Complete Works, Selected Letters, a Bilingual Edition

ISBN-13: 9780226719771
ISBN-10: 0226719774
Edition: Revised
Author: Rimbaud, Jean Nicholas Arthur
Publication date: 2005
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Format: Paperback 496 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780226719771
ISBN-10: 0226719774
Edition: Revised
Author: Rimbaud, Jean Nicholas Arthur
Publication date: 2005
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Format: Paperback 496 pages

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Acknowledged authors Rimbaud, Jean Nicholas Arthur wrote Rimbaud: Complete Works, Selected Letters, a Bilingual Edition comprising 496 pages back in 2005. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0226719774 and 9780226719771. Since then Rimbaud: Complete Works, Selected Letters, a Bilingual Edition textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.44 or rent at the marketplace.

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The enfant terrible of French letters, Jean-Nicholas-Arthur Rimbaud (1854-91) was a defiant and precocious youth who wrote some of the most remarkable prose and poetry of the nineteenth century, all before leaving the world of verse by the age of twenty-one. More than a century after his death, the young rebel-poet continues to appeal to modern readers as much for his turbulent life as for his poetry; his stormy affair with fellow poet Paul Verlaine and his nomadic adventures in eastern Africa are as iconic as his hallucinatory poems and symbolist prose.

The first translation of the poet's complete works when it was published in 1966, Rimbaud: Complete Works, Selected Letters introduced a new generation of Americans to the alienated genius—among them the Doors's lead singer Jim Morrison, who wrote to translator Wallace Fowlie to thank him for rendering the poems accessible to those who "don't read French that easily." Forty years later, the book remains the only side-by-side bilingual edition of Rimbaud's complete poetic works.

Thoroughly revising Fowlie's edition, Seth Whidden has made changes on virtually every page, correcting errors, reordering poems, adding previously omitted versions of poems and some letters, and updating the text to reflect current scholarship; left in place are Fowlie's literal and respectful translations of Rimbaud's complex and nontraditional verse. Whidden also provides a foreword that considers the heritage of Fowlie's edition and adds a bibliography that acknowledges relevant books that have appeared since the original publication. On its fortieth anniversary, Rimbaud remains the most authoritative—and now, completely up-to-date—edition of the young master's entire poetic ouvre.

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