Rimbaud

A Biography

Graham Robb (Author)

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"Superb...the single best work to read about this haunting and haunted poet."—Richard Howard, New York Times Book Review

Unknown beyond the avant-garde at the time of his death, Arthur Rimbaud (1854-1891) has been one of the most destructive and liberating influences on twentieth-century culture. During his lifetime he was a bourgeois-baiting visionary, and the list of his known crimes is longer than the list of his published poems. But his posthumous career is even more astonishing: saint to symbolists and surrealists; poster child for anarchy and drug use; gay pioneer; a major influence on artists from Picasso to Bob Dylan.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • December 2001
  • ISBN 978-0-393-32267-5
  • 6.2 × 9.3 in / 592 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide including Canada, but excluding the British Commonwealth.

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