“This is the fullest and fairest of the half-dozen books on Rimbaud in English. No single volume so complete exists even in French.”―Roger Shattuck (The New. Arthur Rimbaud. Nonfiction by Enid Starkie. Rimbaud––a mythic name––his life as extraordinary as his work was influential in redirecting the course, first of. Enid Mary Starkie CBE (18 August – 21 April ), was an Irish literary critic, known for She also played a major part in establishing the poetic reputation of Arthur Rimbaud (), receiving the first doctorate to be given in the Faculty.
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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.
Arthur Rimbaud : A Biography
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. This isn’t to say that Starkie’s biography is all that powerful. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews.
Starkie is especially good at analyzing the poetry, which she quotes liberally.
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Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Refresh and try again. Sidney Smeets rated it really liked it Sep 17, Then the doctor ordered for him a soporific, to be taken at night, so that he could snatch some sleep. Account Options Sign in.
Then he felt, what he never experience otherwise, a desire for confidence,s a longing to open his heart. Despite some minor inaccuracies that later scholarship has cleared up for example, she implies sharkie Rimbaud may have acted as a slave trader in Abyssinia, a claim that has been definitively refutedthis is second only to Rimbaud’s own writings for understanding the poet.
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Paperbackpages. The only reason not to give a 5 is because I don’t speak enough French to judge the translation accurately! Loading comments… Trouble loading? The Drunken Boat is a great work.
Joseph rated it it was amazing Jan 07, Dec 04, Richard Epstein rated it liked it. A Biography by Enid Starkie. She published two major volumes on Flaubert There are few human societies in which it is unknown, though none is prepared to admit that the practice is at all common. Order by newest oldest recommendations. For Rimbaud, this was “a sudden and blinding revelation of what sex really was”. This page was last edited on 23 Julyat 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.
Velvet Fleetwood rated it it was amazing Jan 14, Because Starkie doesn’t grasp Rimbaud’s intentions, she views his abandonment of poetry as a tragedy—a failure resulting from inordinate pride rimbad obstinate immaturity. It was given by an old friend, why I cannot say. Rimbaud’s symbolist work is really brilliant, though a little disjointed. Want to Read saving…. My wife is the novelist, Shirley Hazzardand I always wonder when Enid will appear rimbuad one of her books.
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So what if Rimbaud and Verlaine wrote a bad sonnet about the “trou du cul”? But death intervened, and Starkie seems to hold that against Rimbaud.
He quit writing at like 19 after a crazy affair artthur his mentor Paul Verlaine and moved to Africa to become a trader. Bonnefoy’s book, on the other hand, wrestles with the sgarkie Rimbaud on a passage-by-passage, afthur word-by-word, level; and because Bonnefoy is himself a French poet of great genius, his engagement is illuminating in ways that are simply inaccessible to Starkie, who cannot forgive Rimbaud for turning his back on the poetry she so earnestly labors to explicate.
Starkie is especially good at analyzing the poetry, which she quotes liberally. Arthur Rimbaud Enid Starkie Snippet view – May 10, Carlos Rodriguez rated it it was amazing. A mid the various booty that came my way on my 70th birthday is Edmund White’s new biography, Rimbaud: