Rimbaud: The Double Life of a Rebel

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Atlas, Dec 1, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography
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“White’s abiding kinship with Rimbaud gives this restless soul’s well-traveled tale new fire.”—Vanity Fair

Poet and prodigy Arthur Rimbaud’s brief life was eventful and accomplished, and his daring and visionary poetry continues to shock and captivate modern readers. Edmund White writes with a historian’s eye for detail but also with a genuine personal investment, bringing us closer to the mercurial poet.

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Review: Rimbaud: The Double Life of a Rebel

User Review  - Michael Soros - Goodreads

Strictly speaking this is not a biography of Rimbaud nor does White claim it to be. In fact he recommends the best biographies in English and French in his bibliography. He also states clearly that he ... Read full review

Review: Rimbaud: The Double Life of a Rebel

User Review  - Marsha - Goodreads

Mr. White has undertaken the task of dissecting and probing the elusive nature of Arthur Rimbaud, a progenitor of Surrealism and one of the influences behind the Decadent era. The book is thorough ... Read full review

About the author (2009)

Raised in the Midwest and Texas, Edmund White is a renowned author and literary and cultural critic. He is the author of biographies of Genet and—in the Penguin Lives series—of Proust, and of eight novels including Hotel de Dream. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the recipient of numerous awards and honors. He teaches at Princeton and lives in New York City.

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