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Rimbaud

Author: Graham Robb
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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A biography of the French poet also delves into Rimbaud's lives outside of literature, including his stints as an explorer, mercenary gun runner, and friend to slave traders.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Arthur Rimbaud; Arthur Rimbaud; Arthur Rimbaud
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Graham Robb
ISBN: 0393049558 9780393049558
OCLC Number: 44969183
Description: xviii, 551 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Part one (1854-1871) --
Bad blood --
Filth --
"Perfect little monster' --
'Mad ambition' --
Convictions --
Tour du France --
Needful destruction --
The seer --
Departure --
Part two (1871-1874) --
'Nasty fellows' --
Savage of the Latin Quarter --
'Mlle Rimbaut' --
Dogs --
Songs of innocence --
'The good disciple' --
Fugitives --
Underword --
Pagan --
Household in hell --
'No serious motive' --
Harvest --
'Metropolitain' --
Part three (1874-1880) --
Pigeons --
Philomath --
Mr. Holmes --
John Arthur Rimbaud --
Explosive --
Part four (1880-1991) --
Empires --
The unknown --
'Poor Arthur' --
Paradise --
Abdo Rinbo --
Guns for Africa --
Horror --
Profit --
At home --
'Odious tyranny' --
Opportunities --
'Ferocious invalid' --
Marine.
Responsibility: Graham Robb.

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The genius of Robb's account is to join the two halves of Arthur Rimbaud's life, to show Rimbaud's wild and unsettling poetry as a blueprint for the exotic adventures to come. This is the story of  Read more...

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