Une Saison en enfer Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Nineteenth-Century Literary Criticism)

Bloom, Harold, ed. Arthur Rimbaud. New York: Chelsea House, 1988, 240 p.

A collection of late twentieth-century essays on Rimbaud and his writings, reprinted from various books and periodicals.

Bonnefoy, Yves. "A Season in Hell" In Rimbaud, trans. Paul Schmidt, pp. 82-105. New York: Harper & Row, 1973.

Interprets Une Saison en enfer as a tortured account of Rimbaud's moral and spiritual alienation. Bonnefoy declares that as it swings between nihilism and "aspirations toward the sacred," the poem depicts its author's struggle to resolve the contradictions of human existence....

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