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A Season in Hell and Illuminations by Arthur Rimbaud
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May 28, 07


Kaleidoscopic. Even in translation (here by Bertrand Mathieu, who has a good ear), Rimbaud's most free-roving work could do hauntingly well set to music.
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message 1: by Gela (last edited May 29, 2007 05:53AM) (new) - added it

Gela Tevzadze Thanks for the hint, I will be sure to look it up. On a related topic, try (in case you have not done so already) Baudelaire's "The Flowers of Evil", esp. the poem titled "The Albatross": one of the most vivid images and transcendent allegories I've ever encountered.


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