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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Arthur Rimbaud : A Biography

Jan 04, Francis Berger rated it it was amazing. Despite some minor inaccuracies that later scholarship has cleared up for example, she implies that Rimbaud may have acted as a slave trader A justly famous biography that captures the essence of Rimbaud.

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His is, indeed, the very symbol of what we now call ‘modern’ literature; nearly a hundred years before the arrival ztarkie the ‘mind-expanding’ drugs. Jordan rated it liked it Jun 16, Arthur Rimbaud Enid Starkie Snippet view – I think I got on these after reading about works that influenced Jim Morrison.

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Then the bright idea—my strategem—to read it with my various translations of Rimbaud close at hand: It helps to have a good translation handy, such as Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. Languages Deutsch Edit links.

Loading comments… Trouble loading? Yet there is no indication in the documentation of Rimbaud’s life that this rape happened. In she campaigned successfully to have the quinquennially elected Professor of Poetry at Oxford be a practising poet rather than a critic.


White reminds us that the boy Rimbaud was the “infernal bridegroom” and the older Verlaine the “foolish virgin”. A justly famous biography that captures the essence of Rimbaud.

The most complete and thoroughly engrossing biography I’ve read on Rimbaud. Rimbaud—a mythic name—his starkiw as extraordinary as his work was influential in redirecting the course, first of French, and then of world poetry.

She was honoured as an officer of the Legion d’honneur inand as a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in Starkie mysteriously defends Rimbaud’s mother, who withheld affection from her children in the most nakedly manipulative ways, while condemning Rimbaud for his weakness in dealing with the emotional blackmail of Verlaine—a pattern of rebellion and capitulation that was clearly cultivated at his mother’s knee.

For a time Rimbaud allowed himself to trust them: Her biography of Baudelaire was for many English readers their first introduction to the poet. Looking for beautiful books? His slow, sad voice then seemed to take on beautiful modulations and the language in which he spoke was very different from his everyday speech, full of Oriental turns of phrase and Oriental images.

Books by Enid Starkie. And yet finally—many years after buying the book—a strategem comes to mind, and a few days later you’ve read it, enjoyed it, been somehow awakened by it. After years of re-reading Rimbaud’s poetry, it was time to read this famous biography. Give it a spin. Me gusta bastante este libro.


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This is White’s version of part of the octave by Verlaine: Preview — Arthur Rimbaud by Enid Starkie. Rimbaud fascinates White and his readers because starkiw controlled, harassed and terrorised Verlaine “in the bedroom”.

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The former is finally more about Miller than ri,baud Rimbaud, but Rimbaud constitutes the essential negative space in Miller’s composition that makes the positive space stand out with such vibrancy. Cora had been a pupil of the French pianist and composer Raoul Pugnoand Enid learnt to play the piano, going on to win second medal for two years in succession at Feis Ceoilthe annual music festival in Dublin.

Starkie, a lecturer in French literature at Oxford, has devoted many years of research to Rimbaud, revising her biography three times as new manuscript material and information about him has come to light.

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