Seven Days Left to Listen: A Season in Hell

15 Nov

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Last night while falling asleep to BBC Radio 3 I heard a brilliant adaptation of Arthur Rimbaud’s A Season in Hell on Between the Ears.

Rimbaud was a prolific poet during his writing career, which finished at the age of 21.  Rimbaud wrote A Season in Hell during a difficult and destructive relationship with fellow poet Paul Verlaine.  It is a very intimate trip into the subconscious of someone who is reassessing their life, its contributions and its failures.

I had never heard Rimbaud before, and last nights version certainly impressed me and I will be looking further into his work.  I doubt that anyone could listen and not be challenged and moved, whether is is in a negative or a postive way is rather down to your own tastes.

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2 Responses to “Seven Days Left to Listen: A Season in Hell”

  1. Lazarus March 4, 2010 at 12:20 am #

    Have you seen Total Eclipse?

  2. alumpinthethroat March 4, 2010 at 12:54 pm #

    Hi Lazarus

    I havn’t seen Total Eclipse. But now you’ve pointed it out I will rent it and review for my Poets on Film section.

    Thanks!

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