Sunday, 24 April 2011
By Jeremy Reed.
This is a fantastic book, one of my favourites. From the blurb: "Reed presents a personal and original interpretation of the poet's life in the crucial peroid in 1873 when Rimbaud was living out the writing of Une saison en enfer."
Reed is particularly successful at conveying the existential anguish our boy must have been feeling during the writing of his "farewell to literature".
Delirium also includes several of Reed's own translations of Rimbaud's work, though he calls them "imitations in the style of Robert Lowell".
My copy is a first edition, hardback, in near mint condition.