Selected Poems And Letters: Rimbaud

Author: Arthur Rimbaud
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  • : $27.99(AUD)
  • : 9780140448023
  • : Penguin Books Ltd
  • : Penguin Classics
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  • : June 2004
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 21mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : 19.95
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  • : Arthur Rimbaud
  • : Paperback
  • : 2004
  • : 512
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9780140448023

Description

A phenomenonally precocious schoolboy, Rimbaud was still a teenager when he became notorious as Europe's most shocking and exhilarating poet. During his brief five-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.