Rimbaud: The Double Life of a Rebel

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Atlas, Dec 1, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 192 pages
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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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RIMBAUD: The Double Life of a Rebel

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Brief but illuminating biography of the troubled and troubling French poet.Jean Nicholas Arthur Rimbaud (1854-91) composed revolutionary verse, carried on a wild, sometimes violent love affair with ... Read full review

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Athur Rimbaud made a splash on the Paris literary scene, became a scandal, destroyed Paul Verlaine's marriage, revolutionized French poetry and left it all for an obscure post in Northern Africa all ... Read full review

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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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