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Illuminations [Arthur Rimbaud, John Ashbery] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This may be the most beautiful book in the world, lighted. John Ashbery brings a long and deep familiarity with French life, language and culture to this translation of Arthur Rimbaud's poetry. The Illuminated Text: John Ashbery translates Rimbaud by John Ashbery of Arthur Rimbaud's Illuminations (W. W. Norton, $).
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Section 4 delivers a remarkable form of listing. We are presented with several versions of a constantly transforming self: I gaze for a long time at the melancholy gold laundry of the setting sun.
The Escape Artist | Boston Review
The French word "lessive", which Ashbery delivers wonderfully as "laundry", is frequently expressed in English versions by rimbaud illuminations ashbery relatively low-key "wash". Like other translator-poets before him Marlowe, Milton, PoundAshbery finds in his original a compositional discipline that forces English into new forms.
Illuminations proceeds by prodigious lists of juxtaposed images and perspectives. How am I going to translate this sonuvabitch? It was always stimulating.
Illuminations by Arthur Rimbaud, translated by John Ashbery: review - Telegraph
Bob Dylan, I think, also. Rimbaud has always appealed to misfits and delinquents, who are very often poets.
Poets are very often of those persuasions. And he was rimbaud illuminations ashbery utterly an outlaw, in such a profound sense of the term. Verlaine seems to have been his only male lover, and he lived with a mistress in Africa. He could be a real shit, too.
These are all things that, how shall I say, delinquent poets glom rimbaud illuminations ashbery to and start running with.
Also the fact that his poetry is rimbaud illuminations ashbery un-paraphraseable is something that I and many other poets are trying to achieve—something that can be said in no other way, at which point it becomes poetry.
Did the intense work on Rimbaud lead you to other, new appreciations of Rimbaud, or other insights into your own work? I think, in a kind of invisible way, it encouraged me to greater freedom in my own writing, but this is something that always seems to happen anyway.
At least I hope it does. But the example of this great mind in the 19th century writing such incredibly off-the-wall, rimbaud illuminations ashbery lines. The only evil which retains its sting in the Illuminations is boredom, inertia, ennui.
This vein of contradiction may be one rimbaud illuminations ashbery on which this translation could be criticised; at times these poems risk drawing attention to themselves as merely contradictory; we feel the perversity of a difficult child automatically gainsaying any assertion, rather than the rhetorical undoing of causal and moral relationships.
Why, we ask, who?
Illuminations by Arthur Rimbaud – review | Books | The Guardian
The rest of Lydia Davis's review can be rimbaud illuminations ashbery here. The currents of the heath, And the huge ruts of the ebb rimbaud illuminations ashbery Swirl toward the east We can see the grasslands waving in a tidal motion.
Certainly Ashbery has no trouble keeping pace with Rimbaud intellectually, and that in itself is high praise. But Ashbery can err in another direction by making the visionary ambiguities of these poems too plain.