Start your review of Arthur Rimbaud: A Biography Write a review Shelves: memoir-autobiography-biography What is it about certain books that we buy and then leave untouched on the shelf? Or books we open now and then, sample a few paragraphs, then close and reshelve, temporizing: "Not in the mood"; "Too serious for summer"; "I need to read more about the period before trying this one"; "I need to learn French first. What is it about certain books that we buy and then leave untouched on the shelf? My solution worked, and I could scarcely put the book down. Rimbaud is powerful, and when Starkie allows the poet to speak for himself and delivers the facts of his life with a minimum of interpretation, the book is compelling. But like many scholars who write about poets and their poetry, she devotes a lot of speculation to the sources of the poems, much of it offered in the spirit of explaining the poems away.

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It was given by an old friend, why I cannot say. Book ratings by Goodreads. She also campaigned successfully for W. But death intervened, and Starkie seems to hold that against Rimbaud.

Lists with This Rimbuad. He quit writing at like 19 after a crazy affair with his mentor Paul Verlaine and moved to Africa to become rjmbaud trader.

I was gravely disappointed, having expected this to be about Sylvester Stallone wearing a bandolier and holding a bowie knife between his teeth. A justly famous biography that captures the essence of Rimbaud. Starkie is especially good at analyzing the poetry, which she quotes liberally. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers srarkie more.

He died of some illness in his 30s. In the s, Italian boys used to tell me that American girls insisted on it because they wanted to keep their hymens for their husbands; American men told me the same thing about Italian girls. This page was last edited on 23 Julyat Jennie Huggins rated it it was ok Jan 29, He lived such an adventurous life for his brief time on the planet. A Biographyp. Silvia rated it it was ok May 08, Joseph rated it it was amazing Jan 07, His doctor, Beaudier, and his sister Isabelle have concluded that he will almost surely die, but staarkie he should be encouraged to believe otherwise.

Trivia About Arthur Rimbaud: Rimbaud is by far one of my favourite poets. There is good evidence, after all, that he meant to return to some kind of literary rimbxud. Refresh and try again. All that said, Starkie does provide many moments of insight, not through interpretation but through description. To suggest that anyone would worship an anus is a consciously outrageous contrivance. There are starkiee discussion topics on this book yet.

But how she had really wanted it! Feb 10, Kristin rated it really liked it Shelves: Dec 02, Ryan rated it really liked it. In she campaigned successfully to have the quinquennially elected Professor of Poetry at Oxford be a practising poet rather than a critic.

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Enid Starkie

Early life[ edit ] Starkie was born in Killiney , Co. Dublin , Ireland. She was the eldest daughter of Rt. The academic Walter Starkie was her brother.





Arthur Rimbaud: A Biography


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