Friday, 22 April 2011

The Time of the Assassins

A study of Rimbaud, by Henry Miller. I have the New Directions Paperback edition.

In typical Henry Miller fashion this book digresses somewhat from the subject of Rimbaud, but it's really a book as much about Miller's literary journey as about Rimbaud himself.

"In Rimbaud," writes Miller, "I see myself as a mirror."

Here was another wanderer, a man both in the world and outside it, another spirit in revolt who was caught in a destiny difficult to define and surmount.

I like personal accounts of discovering Rimbaud, and this is one of the best.

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