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.