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.