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.