Translated, edited and with an Introduction by Wyatt Masonâ€śThe definitive translation for our time.â€ťâ€“Edward HirschFrom Danteâ€™s Inferno to Sartreâ€™s No Exit, writers have been fascinated by visions of damnation. Within that rich literature of suffering, Arthur Rimbaudâ€™s A Season in Hellâ€“written when the poet was nineteenâ€“provides an astonishing example of the grapple with self. As a companion to Rimbaudâ€™s journey, readers could have no better guide than Wyatt Mason. One of our most talented young translators and critics, Masonâ€™s new version of A Season in Hell renders the music and mystery of Rimbaudâ€™s tale of Hell on Earth with exceptional finesse and power. This bilingual edition includes maps, a helpful chronology of Rimbaudâ€™s life, and the unfinished suite of prose poems, Illuminations. With A Season in Hell, they cement Rimbaudâ€™s reputation as one of the foremost, and most influential, writers in French literature.