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Arthur Rimbaud - Complete Works by Arthur Rimbaud

By Arthur Rimbaud

Arthur Rimbaud is remembered as a lot for his risky character and tumultuous lifestyles as he's for his writings, such a lot of which he produced earlier than the age of eighteen. This e-book brings jointly his poetry, prose, and letters, together with "The Drunken Boat," "The Orphans' New Year", "After the Flood", and "A Season in Hell", thought of through many to be his. "Complete Works" is split into 8 'seasons' - early life, The Open street, battle, The Tormented middle, The Visionary, The Damned Soul, a couple of Belated Cowardices, and the fellow with the Wind at His Heels - that replicate the features of Rimbaud's existence. Insightful statement by way of translator and editor Paul Schmidt finds the braveness, imaginative and prescient, and mind's eye of Rimbaud's poetry and sheds mild on essentially the most enigmatic figures in letters.

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And while the Cyprian Queen in her strange beauty Walks, bending the splendid roundness of her loins, Parading the gold of her enormous breasts, Her snowy stomach laced With soft black moss, -The hero Hercules, as in a cloud of glory, Enfolds his body in the lion's skin And strides off, terrible and calrit, toward the stars! And in the watery beams of the summer moon, Naked, dreaming, her gilded pallor stained By the heavy flood of her long blue hair, In a dark grove of mosses stuck with stars, The Dryad stares at silent, empty skies ...

Beelzebub jerks ropes about the necks Of small black dolls who squirm against the sky; With slaps, with whacks and cuffs and kicks He makes them dance an antique roundelay! Excited jumping jacks, they join thin arms; Black organ lofts, their fretwork breasts That once beat fast at beauteous damsels' charms Now clack together in a perverse embrace. Hurrah the jolly dancers, whose guts are gone! About the narrow planks they jerk and prance! Beelzebub roars the rasping fiddles' song! Hop! They cannot tell the battle from the dance!

Those stones sweat blood, it made us sick to see it Hiding the sky: its rotten walls said everything And always kept us cowering in the dark! Citizens! That was the shadowy past that fell, That screamed and fell the day we took the tower! We felt within our hearts something like love. We embraced our sons, and one another, that day. And just like your horses, flaring our nostrils, We walked around,. strong and proud, and felt good right here! We walked in sunshine, heads held high, like this, Across Paris!

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