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    YouthI SundayWhen homework is done, the inevitable descent from heaven and the visitation of memories, and the session of rhythms invade the dwelling, the head and the world of the spirit A horse scampers off along the suburban turf and the gardens and the wood lots, besieged by the carbonic plague Somewhere in the world, a wretched melodramatic woman is sighing for unlikely desertions.Desperadoes are languishing for storms, drunkenness, wounds Little children are stifling curses along the r YouthI SundayWhen homework is done, the inevitable descent from heaven and the visitation of memories, and the session of rhythms invade the dwelling, the head and the world of the spirit A horse scampers off along the suburban turf and the gardens and the wood lots, besieged by the carbonic plague Somewhere in the world, a wretched melodramatic woman is sighing for unlikely desertions.Desperadoes are languishing for storms, drunkenness, wounds Little children are stifling curses along the rivers.I must study someto the sound of the consuming work which forms in all the people and rises up in them.II SonnetMan of usual constitution, wasn t the flesh a fruit hanging in the orchard O childhood days wasn t the body a treasure to spend wasn t love the peril or the strength of Psyche Oct 28, 16 Also on my blog


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    A series of hallucinatory prose poems full of surreal images and turns of phrase In arresting detail the work lends voice to the poet s fantasies and nightmares, violently cycling between self loathing and grandeur, euphoria and despair So often the work s opaque and lines lend themselves to multiple readings, inviting rereading.


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    Illuminations , Arthur RimbaudIlluminations is an incompleted suite of prose poems by the French poet Arthur Rimbaud, first published partially in La Vogue fr , a Paris literary review, in May June 1886 The texts were reprinted in book form in October 1886 by Les publications de La Vogue under the title Les Illuminations proposed by the poet Paul Verlaine, Rimbaud s former lover In his preface, Verlaine explained that the title was based on the English word illuminations, in the sense of co Illuminations , Arthur RimbaudIlluminations is an incompleted suite of prose poems by the French poet Arthur Rimbaud, first published partially in La Vogue fr , a Paris literary review, in May June 1886 The texts were reprinted in book form in October 1886 by Les publications de La Vogue under the title Les Illuminations proposed by the poet Paul Verlaine, Rimbaud s former lover In his preface, Verlaine explained that the title was based on the English word illuminations, in the sense of coloured plates, and a sub title that Rimbaud had already given the work Verlaine dated its composition between 1873 and 1875.English version, DawnI embraced the summer dawn.Nothing yet stirred on the face of the palaces The water is dead The shadows still camped in the woodland road I walked, waking quick warm breaths, and gems looked on, and wings rose without a sound.The first venture was, in a path already filled with fresh, pale gleams, a flower who told me her name.I laughed at the blond waterfall that tousled through the pines on the silver summit I recognized the goddess.Then, one by one, I lifted up her veils In the lane, waving my arms Across the plain, where I notified the cock In the city, she fled among the steeples and the domes, and running like a beggar on the marble quays, I chased her.Above the road near a laurel wood, I wrapped her up in gathered veils, and I felt a little her immense body Dawn and the child fell down at the edge of the wood.Waking, it was noon.French version, AubeJ ai embrass l aube d t.Rien ne bougeait encore au front des palais L eau tait morte Les camps d ombres ne quittaient pas la route du bois J ai march , r veillant les haleines vives et ti des, et les pierreries regard rent, et les ailes se lev rent sans bruit.La premi re entreprise fut, dans le sentier d j empli de frais et bl mes clats, une fleur qui me dit son nom.Je ris au wasserfall blond qui s chevela travers les sapins la cime argent e je reconnus la d esse.Alors, je levai un un les voiles Dans l all e, en agitant les bras Par la plaine, o je l ai d nonc e au coq A la grand ville elle fuyait parmi les clochers et les d mes, et courant comme un mendiant sur les quais de marbre, je la chassais.En haut de la route, pr s d un bois de lauriers, je l ai entour e avec ses voiles amass s, et j ai senti un peu son immense corps L aube et l enfant tomb rent au bas du bois.Au r veil il tait midi 1984 1362 260 245 251 1854 1891 19 14 18541874 10 1891 19 1270


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    Despite my love for Rimbaud s poetry and intelligence painfully high IQ, if you care about these things , and my knowledge of him actually, because of it I d like to state something it is virtually impossible to read Rimbaud today in a critical or subjective manner any, because his books and life have been so studied and examined by so many that you cannot shake off this feeling of win win towards his poetry Let me explain myself Rimbaud could get away with the most obscure and perso Despite my love for Rimbaud s poetry and intelligence painfully high IQ, if you care about these things , and my knowledge of him actually, because of it I d like to state something it is virtually impossible to read Rimbaud today in a critical or subjective manner any, because his books and life have been so studied and examined by so many that you cannot shake off this feeling of win win towards his poetry Let me explain myself Rimbaud could get away with the most obscure and personal lines, because nowadays you have footnotes or biographies explaining to you all the possible meanings behind them, so, from today s perspective, he didn t have to struggle at all with the always unpoetic deed of communicating things but slightly suggest them, because you have somedoby to tell you due to the exegesis of his works what he meant with anything win win situation for him or not Some examples when he mentions a bear with grey hair, he means some bear from some rare book he liked as a child and the meaning in that relies on that book Enid Starkie is going to tell you all about in her great biography that same poem s title Bottom Shakespeare can be explained for biographical reasons he was fond of some girl but didn t do anything about it but writing that poem which makessense than ever with that information in hand and manyexamples like that yes, I strongly recommend the aforementioned biography, hehe


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    Illuminations remains one of the most compelling, influential and groundbreaking works of literature I ve ever encountered And yes, I am also staggered that this was written by somebody so young.Concise and expansive, fluid and intricate, imaginative and original, immense, kaleidoscopic, soaring into heights that not many others are able to reach Whatcan one add that hasn t been said already This really is the real deal Bravo


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    The clouds gathered over the open sea which was formed of an eternity of warm tears.There was obviously a time when Rimbaud was an aspiration, an impoverished goal, one brocaded with the lice with which one can toss upon the clergy Allah, of course, had other plans I did read a number of fawning books and I maintained the posture for a while That is a but a memory Steeped perhaps in patchouli and cigar smoke.It was thus strange to return to the poet after a few decades I was encouraged ea The clouds gathered over the open sea which was formed of an eternity of warm tears.There was obviously a time when Rimbaud was an aspiration, an impoverished goal, one brocaded with the lice with which one can toss upon the clergy Allah, of course, had other plans I did read a number of fawning books and I maintained the posture for a while That is a but a memory Steeped perhaps in patchouli and cigar smoke.It was thus strange to return to the poet after a few decades I was encouraged earlier in the week by Edmund Wilson s dichotomy of the character of Axel and the peripatetic life of Rimbaud It does give me pause that a teenager wrote these incandescent prose poems Some border on shrill Most are transportive and wrought in excess There appears to be an affinity with Paris Spleen and I am curious to return to Starkie s biography to see Arthur s position on Baudelaire


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    Haunting and surreal resonates in the hollowness we all try to fill.


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    I feel a little about Ashbery translating Rimbaud the way I did about Pavement once closing a show with two Velvet Underground covers With both, there s a touching tip of the hat to one s roots, but also a little bit of giving the game away Not that either has to worry about the charge of being derivative if anything, Ashbery s Rimbaud soundslike elegant, bittersweet, cast off mot juste Ashbery than it does the Johnny Rotten of French lit , but the effects that made each stand out from I feel a little about Ashbery translating Rimbaud the way I did about Pavement once closing a show with two Velvet Underground covers With both, there s a touching tip of the hat to one s roots, but also a little bit of giving the game away Not that either has to worry about the charge of being derivative if anything, Ashbery s Rimbaud soundslike elegant, bittersweet, cast off mot juste Ashbery than it does the Johnny Rotten of French lit , but the effects that made each stand out from the pack take on a different luster when you see them against the shadows they stand in It s curious that Ashbery chose to tackle a poet who famously turned his back on poetry at 21, tired maybe of the bag of tricks that allowed him to produce it, where Ashbery s reached into his own formidable satchel again and again, book after book, for almost three lifetimes longer than Rimbaud existed This sounds like a diss on Ashbery, and it s not it s because I like him so much that I m excited to see him translating Given the enormous reputations of each, the pairing feelsinteresting than impassioned, just like Pavement s VU covers seemed a little redundant What if they d done the Monkees Or Yes Or Skip Spence What if Ashbery tackled someone whose work, simply by dint of receiving John s attention, we could see in a totally new way That s one thing I loved about Other Traditions, and his tireless advocacy of the world s Raymond Roussels and Henry Greens and all the other cultish early passions that made that insidery New York School syllabus so rich So see It s a viva la John review after all


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    I think what s amazing here is that a magnificent American Poet John Ashbery at the age 83 or something like that translated the great poetry of Arthur Rimbaud, whose poems were written when he was in his teens The ultimate teenage rebel icon touched by the grand poet of American letters, whose work is still controversial and has a bite One wonders what took so long The truth is in this book, well, kind of Rimbaud will always be this cloud that floats above us It is there to be captured an I think what s amazing here is that a magnificent American Poet John Ashbery at the age 83 or something like that translated the great poetry of Arthur Rimbaud, whose poems were written when he was in his teens The ultimate teenage rebel icon touched by the grand poet of American letters, whose work is still controversial and has a bite One wonders what took so long The truth is in this book, well, kind of Rimbaud will always be this cloud that floats above us It is there to be captured and read, but can one ever own the feverish imagery of his poems Rimbaud s work is in Ashbery s DNA by now Illuminations is one of those perfect books or even moments, and Ashbery captures the essence and flavor of Rimbaud s vision and words Mega important


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    Either Rimbaud is a bit like a popular brand of salty yeast extract or I have no poetic sensibility at all Oh well.


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Illuminations The Prose Poems Of The Great French Symbolist, Arthur Rimbaud , Have Acquired Enormous Prestige Among Readers Everywhere And Have Been A Revolutionary Influence On Poetry In The Twentieth Century They Are Offered Here Both In Their Original Texts And In Superb English Translations By Louise Var Se Mrs Var Se First Published Her Versions Of Rimbaud S Illuminations In Since Then She Has Revised Her Work And Has Included Two Poems Which In The Interim Have Been Reclassified As Part Of Illuminations This Edition Also Contains Two Other Series Of Prose Poems, Which Include Two Poems Only Recently Discovered In France, Together With An Introduction In Which Miss Var Se Discusses The Complicated Ins And Outs Of Rimbaldien Scholarship And The Special Qualities Of Rimbaud S Writing Rimbaud Was Indeed The Most Astonishing Of French Geniuses Fired In Childhood With An Ambition To Write, He Gave Up Poetry Before He Was Twenty One Yet He Had Already Produced Some Of The Finest Examples Of French Verse He Is Best Known For A Season In Hell, But His Other Prose Poems Are No Less Remarkable While He Was Working On Them He Spoke Of His Interest In Hallucinations Des Vertiges, Des Silences, Des Nuits These Perceptions Were Caught By The Poet In A Beam Of Pellucid, And Strangely Active Language Which Still Lights Up Now Here, Now There Unexplored Aspects Of Experience And Thought

  • Paperback
  • 182 pages
  • Illuminations
  • Arthur Rimbaud
  • English
  • 05 October 2018
  • 0811201848

About the Author: Arthur Rimbaud

French poet and adventurer, who stopped writing verse at the age of 19, and who became, after his early death an inextricable myth in French gay life Rimbaud s poetry, partially written in free verse, is characterized by dramatic and imaginative vision I say that one must be a visionary that one must make oneself a VISIONARY His works are among the most original in the Symbolist movement Rimbaud s best known work, LE B TEAU IVRE The Drunken Boat , appeared in 1871 In the poem, he sent a toy boat on a journey, an allegory for a spiritual quest It is found again What Eternity It is the sea Gone with the sun. from L ternite , 1872 Arthur Rimbaud was born in Charleville, France, as the son of Fr deric Rimbaud, a career soldier, and Marie Catherine Vitale Cuif, an unsentimental matriarch Rimbaud s father left the family, and from the age of six, young Arthur was raised by his strictly religious mother Rimbaud was educated in a provincial school until the age of fifteen He was an outstanding student but his behavior was considered provocative After publishing his first poem, in 1870, at the age of 16, Rimbaud wandered through northern France and Belgium, and was returned to his home in Paris by police.