Rimbaud: The Double Life of a Rebel
Publish date: November 17th 2008
Pages no: 192
Edition language: English
This is an excellent book for what it is -- a very brief and readable biography of this remarkable figure, focused largely on his sick relationship with Verlaine; but also an intelligent meditation on Rimbaud's poetics, albeit in brief. White thinks that Enid Starkie's biography is excellent and re...
The only biography of Rimbaud that I've read. I appreciated White's frankness about letting his own hand be seen, as he tried to understand these lives. One thing that I took away from it was a way of seeing Rimbaud's wild poetic years as an integral part of his totally conservative life before and ...