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  • Author:
    Graham Robb
  • ISBN:
    0333902300
  • ISBN13:
    978-0333902301
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    Picador
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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. has written a great biography - scholarly, humane and above all marvelously entertaining& Guardian Graham Robb& brilliant biography moves Rimbaud on from his perpetual adolescence where our imaginations have held him to show the extent of his transformations.

Rimbaud's stormy affair with Paul Verlaine estranged the older poet from his wife and, eventually, from most of his artistic friends as well. If you are a fan of Arthur Rimbaud-or even if you have never read his work at all-this biography provides a fascinating glimpse into the life and times of this genius poet and vagabond.

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Mention his name and the Carjat photograph showing that oval face with the shock of dark hair, the faraway look and the wilful, almost sulky mouth springs instantly to mind. Paul Verlaine, with the gaze of a lover, found a "kind of sweetness" that "glimmered and smiled in those cruel, pale-blue eyes and on those powerful red lips with their acrimonious curl".

Graham Robb's brilliant biography moves Rimbaud on from his perpetual adolescence where our imaginations have held him to show the extent of his transformations. Graham Robb's brilliant biography moves Rimbaud on from his perpetual adolescence where our imaginations have held him to show the extent of his transformations.

An astute and engrossing biography from the author of Victor Hugo and Balzac. Graham Robb's biography, as I expected A few weeks ago I picked up John Ashbery's celebrated translation of Rimbaud's Illuminations and as I was browsing through it I realized I had only the sketchiest notion of Rimbaud's life – essentially a few mangled fragments from Enid Starkie's 1968 doorstop and some noxious images from Total Eclipse.

Graham Robb's brilliant biography moves Rimbaud on from his perpetual adolescence where our imaginations have held him to show the extent of his transformations

Graham Robb's brilliant biography moves Rimbaud on from his perpetual adolescence where our imaginations have held him to show the extent of his transformations. But this brief, five-year period as the enfant-terrible of French literature is only one small side of Rimbaud's story. Robb takes us on a biographical journey through three continents and many different identities.

Graham Macdonald Robb FRSL (born Manchester, 2 June 1958) is a British author and critic specialized in French literature

Graham Macdonald Robb FRSL (born Manchester, 2 June 1958) is a British author and critic specialized in French literature.

The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged.


JoJogar
I won't bother reviewing the book extensively, because the other reviews and the Amazon summary does a great job, but I would like to add a few thoughts.
When I was a child I heard about A Season In Hell. I first heard about in Rimbaud in an utterly forgettable movie, but now I must remember it because it introduced me to the greatest Poet who ever lived. I read the poem and I didn't understand much of it, but what I did understand is that it was hauntingly beautiful, and wonderfully depraved. Almost twenty years later I still don't understand all of the poem, and my opinion has not changed. Still I didn't know much about the man except that he faked his own death. I read bits of information, part of a biography that was poorly written, and I sadly gave up on this story for years. When a friend recommended this book, not for Rimbaud, he accidentally got it in a book of the month club and decided to read it, but because it was a great book. To which I wholeheartedly agree. It is more than just a book about a genius and a poet, but it is a wonderfully written book filled with dry humor and insightful commentary.
Best of all for the lovers of literature and fact, this book dispels many, many myths about Arthur Rimbaud while still keeping true to the demonic young man and his disreputable behavior and youth fueled fury. I will say that sometimes the book felt more like a love letter, and the author did hold back a bit, but only rarely and only in words not in thought...
Read this book because it is a great book about a great man.
*WARNING* This book will make you think, and may even make your life seem small in comparison! It is a great motivator for all of us with wandering spirits, fanciful dreams, but sedentary lives.
Hatе&love
I have read and enjoyed several books by Graham Robb, but this is still my favorite. If you are a fan of Arthur Rimbaud--or even if you have never read his work at all--this biography provides a fascinating glimpse into the life and times of this genius poet and vagabond.

Rimbaud's adventurous existence was every bit as engrossing as his visionary poems--and the author expertly traces his life from young French bohemian to gunrunning explorer in Africa. While this is the only Rimbaud bio I have read, I can't say I would want or need to read another. The author's style is fluid and his research thorough.

To read these pages is truly to go back in time to walk the boulevards of 19th century Paris with Rimbaud and Verlaine. You may just find it illuminating.
Zeks Horde
Even if you don't care about poets or Rimbaud, this book ranks with the best. It's entertaining and funny and smart and I found myself going back and rereading sections because I liked the way they were written. Rimbaud has hundreds of years of anecdotal bull shaping his story. This book acknowledges all of it and forges its own path.
Varshav
... because we have Enid Starkie, who wrote the definitive work, even if more information about Rimbaud's career after he renounced poetry has become available since she wrote.

If you haven't read Starkie, okay, then read Robb. He writes better prose, which is certainly a mark in his favor. But don't read both unless you like a double portion of the same stuff.
Pipet
This is a fascinating, well- researched biography. It gives you a very precise picture into Rimbaud's ever-evolving life. For anyone who thought he was a complete failure in Africa, this book will completely dispel that myth. Just read it from a perspective that allows you to accept the hardcore conservatism of the second half of his life. Both halves of his difficult life are admirable in many ways
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This bio completely turned my head around. Everything that I thought I knew about Rimbaud, was wrong! Robb's scholarship is impeccable, and his writing is so interesting that - like a novel - I kept turning the pages to find out what happened next. This is a book for everyone who loves Rimbaud, French poetry, biography, and beautiful writing.
Thank you, Graham Robb, for giving us the true Rimbaud - the man himself. You opened my mind to his life, and my heart to his poetry.
LadyShlak
Absolutely, without a doubt, 100% the best biography I have ever read (and reread for that matter).
A very fine literary biography. A deep penetration into a mind in disarray. If anyone can make sense of Rimbaud's poetry, it is Robb. Robb makes numerous projections about what exactly the subject was thinking at various points in the narration, but they are logical and even if not precisely the truth, it would not matter, as they tie the story together very nicely.

I would recommend this book to anybody interested in the bizarre.