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Rimbaud

The Double Life of A Rebel
White, Edmund, 1940- (Book - 2008 )
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Rimbaud


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Baker & Taylor
Presents an account of the life of prodigy poet Arthur Rimbaud, discusses how his short-lived writing career influenced modern performers, offers insight into his abandonment of writing, and describes his early death.

Norton Pub
Poet and prodigy Arthur Rimbaud led a life that was startlingly short, but just as dramatically eventful and accomplished. Even today, over a century after his death in 1891, his visionary poetry has continued to influence everyone from Jim Morrison and Bob Dylan to Patti Smith. His long poem A Season in Hell (1873) and his collection Illuminations (1886) are essential to the modern canon, marked by a hallucinatory and hypnotic style that defined the Symbolist movement in poetry. Having sworn off writing at the age of twenty-one, Rimbaud drifted around the world from scheme to scheme, ultimately dying from an infection contracted while running guns in Africa. He was thirty-seven.

Edmund White writes with a historian's eye for detail, driven by a genuine personal investment in his subject. White delves deep into the young poet's relationships with his family, his teachers, and his notorious affair with the more established poet Paul Verlaine. He follows the often elusive (sometimes blatant) threads of sexual taboo that haunt Rimbaud's poems (in those days, sodomy was a crime) and offers incisive interpretations of the poems, using his own artful translations to bring us closer to the mercurial poet.

The distinguished biographer, novelist, and memoirist Edmund White brings his literary mastery to a new biography of Arthur Rimbaud.


Blackwell North Amer
Poet and prodigy Arthur Rimbaud led a life that was tragically brief, but just as dramatically eventful and accomplished. His long poem A Season in Hell (1873) and his collection Illuminations (1886) are essential to the modern canon. Having sworn off writing at the age of twenty-one, Rimbaud drifted around the world from scheme to scheme, ultimately dying from an infection contracted while running guns in Africa. He was thirty-seven.
Edmund White delves deep into the young poet's relationships with his family, his teachers, and his lover Paul Verlaine. He follows the often elusive themes of sexual taboo that haunt Rimbaud's works, offering incisive interpretations of the poems and his own artful translations to bring us closer to the mercurial poet.

Baker
& Taylor

The author of Hotel de Dream presents an account of the life of prodigy poet Arthur Rimbaud that discusses how his short-lived writing career influenced the artistic achievements of such modern performers as Jim Morrison, Bob Dylan, and Patti Smith; offers insight into his abandonment of writing at the age of twenty-one; and describes his early death. 20,000 first printing.

Authors: White, Edmund, 1940-
Statement of Responsibility: Edmund White
Title: Rimbaud
the double life of a rebel
Publisher: New York :, Atlas & Co. :, Distributed to the trade by W.W. Norton & Co.,, c2008
Characteristics: 192 p. ;,19 cm.
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