Illuminations


Read by Jc Guan

(4 stars; 30 reviews)

Illuminations include some autobiographical allusions to his voyant (visionary) period, which began in 1869; but Illuminations is neither a confession nor an apology. Its several dozen short prose works and two free-verse poems transcend prose grammar by allowing their words to drift away from their dictionary definitions. Ever-elusive, relentless, overflowing with sinuous cadences, Illuminations transcends Une Saison en Enfer as it in turn had transcended Rimbaud's early verses. Some scholars even propose that some of the Illuminations may have been written after Une Saison, which supposedly marked his farewell to literature. (From Wikipedia) (1 hr 25 min)

Chapters

Les Illuminations - Notice de Paul Verlaine 2:55 Read by Jc Guan
Après le Déluge 2:43 Read by Jc Guan
Barbare 1:39 Read by Jc Guan
Mystique 1:16 Read by Jc Guan
Aube 1:38 Read by Jc Guan
Fleurs 1:08 Read by Jc Guan
Being Beauteous 1:24 Read by Jc Guan
Antique 1:00 Read by Jc Guan
Royauté 0:58 Read by Jc Guan
Enfance 5:41 Read by Jc Guan
Vies 3:13 Read by Jc Guan
Ornières 1:17 Read by Jc Guan
Marine 1:12 Read by Jc Guan
Mouvement 1:42 Read by Jc Guan
Villes 2:52 Read by Jc Guan
Villes 3:18 Read by Jc Guan
Métropolitain 2:15 Read by Jc Guan
Promontoire 1:45 Read by Jc Guan
Scènes 1:28 Read by Jc Guan
Parade 2:17 Read by Jc Guan
Ville 1:34 Read by Jc Guan
Départ 0:39 Read by Jc Guan
A une raison 0:55 Read by Jc Guan
H 0:59 Read by Jc Guan
Angoisse 1:21 Read by Jc Guan
Bottom 1:08 Read by Jc Guan
Veillées 1:46 Read by Jc Guan
Nocturne vulgaire 1:39 Read by Jc Guan
Matinée d'ivresse 2:05 Read by Jc Guan
Phrases 2:23 Read by Jc Guan
Conte 2:22 Read by Jc Guan
Honte 1:09 Read by Jc Guan
Vagabonds 1:38 Read by Jc Guan
Nous somes tes grands-parents 2:57 Read by Jc Guan
Chanson de la plus haute tour 1:23 Read by Jc Guan
Ouvriers 2:44 Read by Jc Guan
O saisons! ô châteaux! 0:56 Read by Jc Guan
Bruxelles 1:52 Read by Jc Guan
Age d'or 1:28 Read by Jc Guan
Eternité 1:06 Read by Jc Guan
La rivière de cassis roule ignorée 1:13 Read by Jc Guan
Loin des oiseaux, des troupeaux, des villageoises 1:20 Read by Jc Guan
Michel et Christine 2:02 Read by Jc Guan
Dévotion 1:44 Read by Jc Guan
Soir historique 2:04 Read by Jc Guan
Qu'est-ce pour nous, mon coeur, que les nappes de sang 1:56 Read by Jc Guan
Démocratie 1:02 Read by Jc Guan

Reviews

Lecture saccadée


(2 stars)

La voix n'est pas très agréable, et le fait d'avoir découpé chaque partie et de répéter le nom des parties etc et assez dérangeant... du coup j'ai arrêté l'écoute. Dommage !

illuminé


(5 stars)

Je réécoute sans cesse cette oeuvre incroyable. la lectrice m'hypnotise chaque jour, je réécoute et m'enivre. bravo J.C

Would be better if it is available in PDF format


(3 stars)

I have been listening the libre vox recording but couldn't meet the requirements regarding voice and feelings of the content. Improvements are required.

Illuminations


(4 stars)

You know, I don't understand much French but I have the impression that Illuminations is at least worth four stars.

@Kabijwe - text


(0 stars)

The source text is here: http://athena.unige.ch/athena/rimbaud/rimbaud-les-illuminations.html It's not PDF, but it's something. :)