Sunday, 1 May 2011

Rimbaud: The Double Life of a Rebel

By Edmund White.

Briefish biography by the esteemed Edmund White, whom I was formerly familiar with via his work on Genet. As with Miller's book on Rimbaud, White enters his subject via a personal account of how he came to read Rimbaud as a schoolboy.

"Buoyed up by the sensual delirium of the long poem 'The Drunken Boat,' I would float off into daydreams of exotic climes."

This book gives special attention to Rimbaud's London years with Verlaine.

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