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Collected Poems: with parallel French text (Oxford World's Classics) Paperback – 7 Jun 2001

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  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford (7 Jun. 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0192833448
  • ISBN-13: 978-0192833440
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 2.8 x 12.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,009,434 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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...user-friendly parallel text, which makes it the ideal choice for students (The Cambridge Quarterly, Vol. 36, No. 1)

About the Author

Martin Sorrell has published several anthologies of French verse, translated plays for stage and radio, and has had two original plays and three stories broadcast on BBC radio. For OUP he has translated Verlaine's Selected Poems for OWC.


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Rimbaud's poetry is generally dark, and disheartening but when considering the fact that it was all written in his adolescence, its genius is undeniable. His fantastic command of surreal imagery and twisted metaphors is amazing to read, yet the undercurrents of a genius-mind evidently tortured and twisted out of all recognition is as disturbing as it is enthralling. You may well find yourself somewhat regretting and yet still enjoying reading this collection. (Note, even if you have no knowledge of French, READ THE FRENCH! Much of the power of the poetry comes from its rhythm which is lost in translation)
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All went as well as it could go with this order. No delay, item arrived in condition as described and I have no reason for complaint.
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