By Jean-Marie Carré

ISBN-10: 1590774868

ISBN-13: 9781590774861

Originally released in 1931

At the age of 19 Arthur Rimbaud devoted suicide, now not within the flesh yet as a author. At that time he had composed a physique of poetry now ranked one of the classics of France and of the area. He by no means wrote one other line. He lower himself not just from literature yet from his local kingdom and from eu civilization, and misplaced himself within the inaccessible mountains of North Africa. whilst he reappeared it used to be to die, in torment, in a clinic at the coast.

Further examine has reconstructed the 'lost' lifetime of this outstanding guy and his striking moment profession. touring as a dealer lower than bad problems, he acted unknowingly as a pioneer agent of the French Empire. The routes he came across grew to become army and advertisement highways of the French Empire in North Africa.

Jean Marie Carré has written the 1st whole and authoritative biography of this genius and adventurer. It opens the secret of Rimbaud's renunciation, a profound examine right into a tortured soul woven right into a robust narrative of his adventures in Africa. additionally incorporated during this quantity is a translation of Rimbaud's relocating religious autobiography A Season in Hell.

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Celan was an assiduous reader and user o f Grimm’s dic­ tionary, which is probably the most important reference book for coming to terms with his language. Celan has also mined other politically uncontami­ nated vocabularies (uncontaminated at least by the plague o f thirties and forties Germany), such as those o f botany, ornithology and entomology, but also geology, m ineralogy, geography, chemistry, crystallography, nuclear physics, current and space-age technology, hunt­ 38 ing, anatomy, physiology and medicine, with the latter gaining in importance in the late work, as James Lyon has shown.

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