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By Arthur Rimbaud,Wyatt Mason

ISBN-10: 067964301X

ISBN-13: 9780679643012

ISBN-10: 0812970152

ISBN-13: 9780812970159

essentially the most written-about literary figures some time past decade, Arthur Rimbaud left few strains while he deserted poetry at age twenty-one and disappeared into the African wasteland. even though the dozen biographies dedicated to Rimbaud’s lifestyles depend upon one major resource for information—his personal correspondence—a entire version of those notable letters hasn't ever been released in English. till now.

A relocating record of decline, Rimbaud’s letters commence with the enthusiastic inventive pronouncements of a fifteen-year-old genius, and finish with the sour what-ifs of a guy whose existence has slipped disastrously away. yet even if soapboxing at the essence of artwork, or suffering below the yoke of self-imposed exile within the wilderness of his later years, Rimbaud used to be incapable of writing an boring sentence. As translator and editor Wyatt Mason makes transparent in his enticing creation, the letters display a Rimbaud very assorted from our expectancies. Rimbaud—presented via many biographers as a bohemian wild man—is unveiled as “diligent in his pursuit of his ambitions . . . wildly, soberly bold, in poetry, in everything.”

I Promise to Be reliable: The Letters of Arthur Rimbaud is the second one and ultimate quantity in Mason’s authoritative presentation of Rimbaud’s writings. referred to as via Edward Hirsch “the definitive translation for our time,” Mason’s first quantity, Rimbaud Complete (Modern Library, 2002), introduced Rimbaud’s poetry and prose into bright concentration. In I Promise to Be Good, Mason provides the lacking epistolary items to our photograph of Rimbaud. “These letters,” he writes, “are proofs in all their variety—of impudence and precocity, of tenderness and rage—for the lifestyles of Arthur Rimbaud.” I Promise to Be Good permits English-language readers to work out with new eyes some of the most striking poets in history.

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