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Rimbaud by Arthur Rimbaud
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Mar 12, 2008

really liked it
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Read in February, 2008

This translation isn't my favorite--it's a bit dry--but it's still fantastic poetry. "My Bohemian Life" and "At the Green Inn" are brilliant, and my favorite is "A Dream for Winter." I haven't read A Season in Hell and the long ones yet--maybe after my current class is over.

Here's a good Web site for Rimbaud poems:
http://www.mag4.net/Rimbaud/Poetry.html

I feel like a pompous jerk writing something like "this translation isn't my favorite" but that's the first time I've ever written it. I've read some very different translations of these poems. For example, using "tits" instead of "breasts" certainly changes the tone and feel of a poem. I wish I knew which was closest to the original French.
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