Saturday, 21 May 2011

A Season In Hell, Illuminations, Poems, Last Lines

I won this miniature book on ebay, part of a series called The Miniature Classics Library. It measures a mere two inches by one and one half inches. This one was published in Madrid, Spain in 2003, though the price written in pencil inside the front cover reads "4 pounds". It's quite a pleasing little edition and, whilst I don't carry it around with me in my shirt pocket, one could easily do so.

The translation, though uncredited, is that of Paul Schmidt.

It is exactly these type of quirky items that makes trawling ebay, worthwhile.

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