RIMBAUD COMPLETEBy Arthur Rimbaud
The poetic genius of Arthur Rimbaud (1854-1891) blossomed early and burned briefly. Since his death at age thirty-seven, Rimbaud's life and work have influenced generations of readers and writers. Radical in its day, his writing took some of the first and most fundamental steps toward the liberation of poetry from the formal constraints of its history, and now represents one of the most powerful and enduring bodies of poetic expression in human history. In this new translation, Mason draws on a century of Rimbaud scholarship to choreograph a superbly clear presentation of the poet's works. He arranges Rimbaud's writing chronologically, based on the latest manuscript evidence, so readers can experience the poet's rapid evolution from the lyricism of 'Sensation' to the groundbreaking early modernism of 'A Season in Hell'. In fifty pages of previously untranslated material, including award-winning early verses, RIMBAUD COMPLETE reveals facets of the poet previously unknown to UK readers.