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From the Publisher"Jamie James's Rimbaud in Java is a delightful work on many levels...From its sepia print to its bevelled edges, it evokes a lightly self-mocking and nostalgic charm that precisely echoes that of its prose."
-Nigel Barley, Times Literary Supplement, November 11, 2011
...a high-wire performance...the spectacle of reading someone write beautifully about something he finds, well, beautiful... The book shines a torch down the well of the nineteenth century and illuminates a little patch on an inner wall near the bottom... Microhistory? If it's the beginning of a trend I won't complain. Zadie Smith, Harper's Magazine, November 2011
...an intriguing new book about this wild-child poet that leaps boundaries.Jan McGirk, Huffington Post, September 29, 2011