"A Season in Hell" is one of the great works of modern literature. It is published here in a bilingual edition together with many of the verse poems which Rimbaud wrote between March 1870 and August 1872. "A Season in Hell" was Rimbaud's literary testament, his apology and a contribution to the mythology of his time.
Norman Cameron (1905-53) was born in India and educated at Fettes College and Oriel College, Cambridge. He worked as a superintendent of Education in Nigeria, before becoming an advertising copywriter in London. During the 1930s he was a frequent contributor to Geoffrey Grigson's 'New Verse'. He was awarded an MBE for his propaganda work during the war, and served with British forces in Austria until 1947, when he returned to London and advertising. In addition to his translations of Rimbaud, he published several collections of poetry including 'The Winter House' (1935) and 'Work in Hand' (1942). His 'Collected Poems' (edited by Warren Hope and Jonathan Barker) was published by Anvil in 1990.