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Rimbaud Edmund White

Rimbaud By Edmund White

Rimbaud by Edmund White


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Summary

Poet and prodigy Arthur Rimbaud led a life that was startlingly short, yet dramatically eventful and accomplished. His long poem Une Saison en Enfer (1873) and his collection Illuminations (1886) are central to the modern canon. This book explores the young poet's relationships with his family and his teachers.

Rimbaud Summary

Rimbaud: The Double Life of a Rebel by Edmund White

Rimbaud, among the greatest of French poets, notorious for his life as well as his works, is evoked by a hugely distinguished biographer. Poet and prodigy Arthur Rimbaud led a life that was startlingly short, yet dramatically eventful and accomplished. His long poem Une Saison en Enfer (1873) and his collection Illuminations (1886) are central to the modern canon. Having sworn off writing at the age of twenty-one, Rimbaud drifted around the world, ultimately dying from an infection contracted while gun-running in Africa. He was thirty-seven. Distinguished biographer, novelist, and memoirist Edmund White, brilliantly explores the young poet's relationships with his family and his teachers, as well as his notorious affair with the older and more established poet Paul Verlaine. He reveals the sometimes elusive, sometimes blatant, 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 this great and mercurial poet.

Rimbaud Reviews

'White's streamlined life of Proust is a blueprint for good biography. It is serious vivacious, racy and its publication is a literary event.' - The Times 'Edmund White is one of the three or four most virtuousic living writers of sentences in the English language' - Dave Eggers

About Edmund White

Edmund White is a renowned author and literary and cultural critic. He is the author of biographies of Genet and - in the Penguin Lives series - of Proust, and of eight novels, most recently Hotel de Dream. He teaches at Princeton and lives in New York City.

Additional information

GOR002357505
9781843549710
1843549719
Rimbaud: The Double Life of a Rebel by Edmund White
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Atlantic Books
20090101
208
N/A
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