Rimbaud—a mythic name—his life as extraordinary as his work was influential Dr. Starkie, a lecturer in French literature at Oxford, has devoted many years of. LibraryThing Review. User Review – – LibraryThing. A justly famous biography that captures the essence of Rimbaud. Starkie is especially good at. In her biography of Rimbaud, Enid Starkie theorises that he discovered his sexuality after he was raped by soldiers. For Rimbaud, this.
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Back cover copy Rimbaud-a mythic name-his life as extraordinary as his work was influential in redirecting the course, first of French, and then of world poetry. Jennie Huggins rated it it was ok Jan 29, All that said, Starkie does provide many moments of insight, not through interpretation but through description. What is it about certain books that we buy and then leave untouched on the shelf?
In fact, underlying much of Starkie’s narration is the idea that Rimbaud’s abandonment of poetry—in her mind a childish, prideful act—actually produced his death, so that his turning away from poetry becomes a kind of suicide.
Joseph rated it it was amazing Jan 07, He died of some illness in his 30s. She repeatedly compares Rimbaud’s “childish,” “uncontrollable” genius with Baudelaire’s “perfection” of form, but fails to see that Baudelaire’s genius was backward-looking, a long goodbye in the failing twilight of a classical ideal, while Rimbaud’s embraced both the collapsing now of his historical moment and the nascent future to whose radical potential for spiritual renewal he gave such tortured voice.
The former is finally more about Miller than about Rimbaud, but Rimbaud constitutes the essential negative space in Miller’s composition that makes the positive space stand out with such vibrancy.
My wife is the novelist, Shirley Hazzardand I always wonder when Enid will appear in one of her books. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more.
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He quit writing at like 19 after a crazy affair with his mentor Paul Verlaine and moved to Africa to become a trader.
For a time Rimbaud allowed himself to trust them: In Edwardian Dublin her upbringing was steeped in studies.
Clarendon Press,p. Starkie mysteriously defends Rimbaud’s mother, who withheld affection from her children in the most nakedly manipulative ways, while condemning Rimbaud for his srarkie in dealing with the emotional blackmail of Verlaine—a pattern of rebellion and capitulation that was clearly cultivated at his mother’s knee.
Since classical antiquity, being on the receiving end has been understood to be inappropriate and degrading for grown men. So what if Rimbaud and Verlaine wrote a bad sonnet about the “trou du cul”? Her biography of Baudelaire was for many English readers their first introduction to the poet. I think I got starkke these after reading about works that influenced Jim Morrison.
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Rimbaud is by far one of my favourite poets. When he was in this condition, he used to close the shutters and doors of his room, even in broad daylight, light lamps and candles, and in that close, mysterious atmosphere, while he gently turned a little barrel-organ or plucked an Abyssinian harp, he used to relate the story of his life, tell of his dreams of the past and of his secret hopes for the future. A mid the various booty that came my way on my 70th birthday is Edmund White’s new biography, Rimbaud: