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By Jean-Marie Carré

Originally released in 1931

At the age of 19 Arthur Rimbaud dedicated suicide, no longer 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 minimize himself not just from literature yet from his local nation 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 health center at the coast.

Further learn has reconstructed the 'lost' lifetime of this impressive guy and his outstanding moment occupation. touring as a dealer below poor problems, he acted unknowingly as a pioneer agent of the French Empire. The routes he chanced on grew to become army and advertisement highways of the French Empire in North Africa.

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

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Locust shells. Petals. Number of times I’ve Told this story, Trochee, dactyl— Stresses in her name. • 45 • 4. Spirit of the river, Spirit of the sea. Because we want to be children forever I ran the stoplights whispering To myself Alone in the dark car. Nineteen, eighteen— Skills we practice for a lifetime Disappearing In a single turn: fingers On the keyboard self-delighting. House in which I write this. Pebbles in the sea. At thirteen she is Taller than her mother. Spirit of the sand beneath us.

I was never alone. 20 • • 4. He put down roots. He bought a dictionary—then, Because it was on sale, underwear. Wounded. Arrive. He wandered Freely among women in velvet dresses, Men in cutaways: the movement Of their bodies Vivid, spindly thighs. One bowed. One lifted Fingers to his lips. Until he left for his own country By a different route He’d never worn These boxers, slightly Elastic, little legs. I am wounded, I want to leave this place— • 21 • 5. When Jonah fled to Tarshish From the presence of the Lord The Lord sent out a tempest.

Spirit of the river, Spirit of the sea. Because we want to be children forever I ran the stoplights whispering To myself Alone in the dark car. Nineteen, eighteen— Skills we practice for a lifetime Disappearing In a single turn: fingers On the keyboard self-delighting. House in which I write this. Pebbles in the sea. At thirteen she is Taller than her mother. Spirit of the sand beneath us. Spirit of the tree. 46 • • Te n z o n e Look at your reflection. How do I greet Someone you’ve never seen?

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