A New Translation of Rimbaud’s Illuminations: II

The New Yorker‘s print issue of February 7, 2011 contains another of poet John Ashbery’s translations (“Cities”) from the forthcoming W.W. Norton edition of Arthur Rimbaud’s Illuminations (see my previous post for an earlier appearance of a translation). The publication date looks like it has now been pushed back to May. Surrealism is strongly anticipated […]

A New Translation of Rimbaud’s Illuminations

W.W. Norton will publish a new translation of Rimbaud’s Illuminations by the poet John Ashbery in April. The New York Review of Books features one of them, Tale, in its current issue (January 13, 2011). In the interest of textual comparison, I have reproduced below the first paragraph of Ashbery’s translation, followed by that of […]