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A phenomenally precious schoolboy, Rimbaud was still a tee nager when he became notorious as Europe's most shocking and exhilarating poet. During his brief 5-year reign as the enfant terrible of French literature he produced an extraordinary body of poems that range from the exquisite to the obscene, while simultaneously living a life of dissolute excess with his lover and fellow poet, Verlaine. At the age of 21, he abandoned poetry and travelled across Europe before settling in Africa as an arms trader. This edition sets the two sides of Rimbaud side by side with a sparkling translation of his most exhilarating poetry and a generous selection of the letters from the harsh and colourful period of his life as a colonial trader.
About The Author
Arthur Rimbaud (1854–1891) is one of France's most controversial and influential poets, though he gave up his career at a young age.
The orphans' New Year gifts
Dance of the hanged men
Venus rising from the water
Nina gets back to him
Set to music
At the Green Inn
My bohemia (fantasy)
Heart of a clown
The hands of Jeanne-Marie
To the poet on the matter of flowers
The seekers of lice
Idol. arsehole sonnet
I. Drunken coachman (from 'imbecilities 2nd series')
State of siege?
Very old guard
Reminiscence of an aged Cretin
'Animals in former times ...'
'Our buttocks are not like theirs ...'
'What are they to us ...'
River of Cassis
Comedy of thirst
Good thought for the morning
Song from the highest tower (from 'festivals of patience')
Festivals of hunger
'It's the same countryside ...'
'This time it's the woman ...'
'Once, if I recall correctly ...'
Night in hell
Delirium I : foolish virgin, infernal groom
Delirium II : alchemy of the word
After the flood
To a version of reason
Morning of intoxication
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ISBN: 9780140448023 ISBN-10: 0140448020 Series: Parallel Text, Penguin Audience:
For Ages: 18+ years old Format:
Number Of Pages: 512 Published: 5th August 2004 Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd Country of Publication: GB Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 1