Arthur Rimbaud

Arthur Rimbaud

by Enid Starkie
     
 

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“This is the fullest and fairest of the half-dozen books on Rimbaud in English. No single volume so complete exists even in French.”—Roger Shattuck (The New York Times)
Rimbaud—a mythic name—his life as extraordinary as his work was influential in redirecting the course, first of French, and then of world poetry. He is, indeed, the

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“This is the fullest and fairest of the half-dozen books on Rimbaud in English. No single volume so complete exists even in French.”—Roger Shattuck (The New York Times)
Rimbaud—a mythic name—his life as extraordinary as his work was influential in redirecting the course, first of French, and then of world poetry. He is, indeed, the very symbol of what we now call “modern” literature; nearly a hundred years before the arrival of the “mind-expanding” drugs, Rimbaud understood that the borders of the writer’s consciousness must be extended and made the deliberate attempt to use hallucination as a creative method.
Dr. Starkie, a lecturer in French literature at Oxford, has devoted many years of research to Rimbaud, revising her biography three times as new manuscript material and information about him has come to light.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811201971
Publisher:
WW Norton Client
Publication date:
03/28/1968
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
514
Sales rank:
1,216,283
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.15(d)

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Roger Shappuck
Dr. Starkie, a lecturer in French literature at Oxford, has devoted many years of research to Rimbaud, revising her biography three times as new manuscript material and information about him has come to light. "This is the fullest and fairest of the half dozen books on Rimbaud in English."

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