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Season in Hell and Other Works

A Dual Language Book

Arthur Rimbaud

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French
Dover
01 January 2004
"Widely regarded as one of the creators of prose poems, Arthur Rimbaud (1854-1891) was also a forerunner of the Surrealists. The works in this excellently translated collection, written by the author when he was between 15 and 20 years old, became a rallying point of the poetic avant-garde during the late nineteenth century throughout Western Europe and the United States. They have remained a source of inspiration for their youthful, rebellious spirit and unmatched verbal allure. Included among the works are the complete versions of Rimbaud's autobiographical """"A Season in Hell""""; his entire """"Illuminations,"""" a large selection of early verse poems; and """"The Drunken Boat,"""" a work considered by many to be the poet's masterpiece. This volume of witty, sarcastic, and expressive works is required reading for students of world literature, and will also appeal to a wide general audience."

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Imprint:   Dover
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 214mm,  Width: 136mm,  Spine: 14mm
Weight:   268g
ISBN:   9780486430874
ISBN 10:   0486430871
Series:   Foreign Language Study French: A Dual Language Book
Pages:   212
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Reviews for Season in Hell and Other Works: A Dual Language Book

Today ocean navigators increasingly rely on the United States' Global Positioning System to give them their position on earth to within a few metres. However, this facility depends upon complex technology, the whim of the US military and, vitally, the availability of electricity. It would therefore be a rash ocean sailor who went to sea without a working understanding of celestial navigation and a sextant. I recently read of a man who decided to teach himself navigation on a solo voyage to the West Indies. Much to his surprise, he found his landfall in the Orinoco Delta in Venezuela; his error had arisen from a confusion in his calculations between addition and subtraction. Had he taken Ocean Navigator with him, such an error would have been impossible. Written by three highly respected authorities and now in its seventh edition, this book explains in clear terms and with the aid of excellent illustrations the use of the sextant in navigation and position finding. The mathematics are reduced to the very simplest terms and there are lots of worked examples and sample problems (with answers supplied) to reinforce one's understanding, as well as chapters about other navigational aids and passage planning. The authors have based the work upon the navigational syllabus set by the British Royal Yachting Association for those working towards the Ocean Yachtmaster qualification. Candidates for this and anyone else interested in ocean sailing will find this book an enormous help in mastering ocean navigation. (Kirkus UK)


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