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A Season in Hell/The Drunken Boat by Arthur Rimbaud
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Mar 17, 10

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I first heard about this in Cordwainer Smith's "Drunkboat"--- a reference to the title. And so--- like Henry Miller's "Time of the Assassins" ---it became something I hunted down in high school. All these years later, it still bears re-reading. There's nothing quite like it--- not in Rimbaud's own day, and not since. No one else has done anything like it. You'll read it, hate it, be engrossed in it, lost inside Rimbaud's hell.
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