Arthur Rimbaud - A Season in Hell
First edition, limited to 250 hand-numbered copies
Cover design by Marco Sabbatani
A Season in Hell is an extended poem in prose written and published in 1873 by French writer Arthur Rimbaud.
Bernard Mathieu describes A Season in Hell as "a terribly enigmatic poem", and a "brilliantly near-hysterical quarrel between the poet and his 'other'."
The impact of Arthur Rimbaud’s poetry has been immense. His influence on the Surrealist movement has been widely acknowledged, and a host of poets have recognized their indebtedness to Rimbaud’s vision and technique. He was the enfant terrible of French poetry in the second half of the 19th century and a major figure in symbolism.
Rimbaud persuaded his mother to pay to have Une Saison en enfer published in Brussels in 1873. It is a diary of the damned that affords insights into his preoccupations, A Season in Hell is an intensely personal account of private torture and the search for a spiritual and an artistic resolution; a prose style studded with laconic formulae that are also seen in the one-liners of Les Illuminations; a sustained investigation of self, Christianity, and alternative spiritual and poetic options that is frequently lit up by the flare of Rimbaud’s memorable imagery.
Hardcover bound in green Italian Fedrigoni Imitlin
Measures 100x160 mm
120 gram red Endpapers
Printed on 115 g wood free, age resistant Munken Premium Cream paper
Sewn book block
Black ribbon marker and Headbands