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Selected Poems and Letters ➹ [Download] ➵ Selected Poems and Letters By Arthur Rimbaud ➼ – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk A phenomenonally precicious schoolboy, Rimbaud was still a teenager when he became notorious as Europe s most shocking and exhilarating poet During his brief year reign as the enfant terrible of Fren A phenomenonally precicious schoolboy, Rimbaud was still a teenager when he became notorious as Europe s most shocking and exhilarating poet During Selected Poems PDF/EPUB or his briefyear reign as the enfant terrible of French literature he produced an extraordinary body of poems that range from the exquisite to the obsene, while simultaneously living a life of dissolute excess with his lover and fellow poet, Verlaine At the age of , he abandonned poetry and travelled across Europe before settling in Africa as an arms trader This edition sets the two sides of Rimbaud side by side with a sparkling translation of his most exhilarating poetry and a generous selection of the letters from the harsh and colourful period of his life as a colonial trader.


10 thoughts on “Selected Poems and Letters

  1. Bethan Bethan says:

    This review specifically refers to the Penguin edition The poems are amazing 5 star worthy and it s dazzling to think of how the wild and precocious French youth genius that was Rimbaud completely stopped creating any art from the age of twenty one The prose poems A Season in Hell and Illuminations I did not like so much or I didn t get them so much I wished for there to becoherence orstory Rimbaud was on drugs when he wrote much of them and I think it shows Then the This review specifically refers to the Penguin edition The poems are amazing 5 star worthy and it s dazzling to think of how the wild and precocious French youth genius that was Rimbaud completely stopped creating any art from the age of twenty one The prose poems A Season in Hell and Illuminations I did not like so much or I didn t get them so much I wished for there to becoherence orstory Rimbaud was on drugs when he wrote much of them and I think it shows Then there are the letters that showcase Rimbaud s second career as a trader in Africa It is impressive that he set on such a path at those times there were almost no Europeans in the areas he ventured into and it s remarkable the change of completely leaving off his scandalous former life that included a tempestuous relationship with fellow poet Paul Verlaine that culminated in Verlaine shooting Rimbaud and being sentenced to prison for it In the letters there is a lot of rabbity concern with money and Rimbaud speaks some of local conditions in Africa Rimbaud s fear of military service stood out to me his mother and sister are often urged to confirm that he would not have to serve it Then there is the ending of Rimbaud s leg having to be amputated, and his death from cancer at the age of thirty seven, which I found to be so sad


  2. Pete daPixie Pete daPixie says:

    Poetry is one art form that I continue to sample, yet in the main struggle to fully appreciate So I have arrived at this Penguin Classic of Arthur Rimbaud s Selected Poems and Letters without any prior knowledge of his life and work.What is striking about Rimbaud s writing is the depth of his vocabulary at the age of just fifteen As the man himself states in The Deserts of Love , These are the writings of a young man, a very young man, whose life has unfolded in no fixed place no mother Poetry is one art form that I continue to sample, yet in the main struggle to fully appreciate So I have arrived at this Penguin Classic of Arthur Rimbaud s Selected Poems and Letters without any prior knowledge of his life and work.What is striking about Rimbaud s writing is the depth of his vocabulary at the age of just fifteen As the man himself states in The Deserts of Love , These are the writings of a young man, a very young man, whose life has unfolded in no fixed place no mother, no country, careless of the things one should care about like many wretched young men, evading moral laws Personally, I found The Deserts of Love and A Season in Hell a struggle to complete, however discovered much of historical interest in his letters, particularly those from his time in Aden and Ethiopia


  3. Gastjäle Gastjäle says:

    Rimbaud was a demonic implosion, fierily clawing the mist of molecules strangling the sublunacy Armed with baldrics of snakehide sensuality, phantasmagorially phalanxed and welded together with absinthine ague, our rimbounder poet sought epiphanies of divine atheism in order to ordain the ministry of precedence to the ophthanatos He wrote nice things, and after those nice things embarked towards cartographic voids, weft together lacunae of our oblivion, how he consonanced nullity with black em Rimbaud was a demonic implosion, fierily clawing the mist of molecules strangling the sublunacy Armed with baldrics of snakehide sensuality, phantasmagorially phalanxed and welded together with absinthine ague, our rimbounder poet sought epiphanies of divine atheism in order to ordain the ministry of precedence to the ophthanatos He wrote nice things, and after those nice things embarked towards cartographic voids, weft together lacunae of our oblivion, how he consonanced nullity with black empty cerebrash strokes Hell and back, timetables mnemonically caressed, hell and back, loco motion, hell and back, darkness of the night at either end A tender monstrance, an host devoured by sexalted hagiography, Arthur, defiling innocence with torrents of pen and ink, he, a shithead through and through, rough and rough frou frou on paper, underneath dripping spite A cell of carousal, a true poet for what is a true poet, if not one gruesomely crippled by ability, always on the lookout for parallel bodies, never seen nor sought a frantic exploderer, sucking history dry with proboscis atrophied by evolution, looking for wrong nuances, and ultimately spawning sheerness out of frustration His terrestrial communication but signals sent from the shore of Already Blazingly phobic floressence Flip the final sou Arseholy Arthur, the sauntering shit Footwear worn in ordealure, souls too close to the sun not to roar in hellflames Sinbiosis, fungus who wrought decay, a cancergrowth on the society he could never even bother to look through other lies Wild tormented fool who tore to the middle, tentatively stretching towards our beginnings and ends


  4. Melanie Williams Melanie Williams says:

    Rimbaud s poetry is ahead of its time he was clearly very talented The letters in this collection are interesting some in terms of illuminating the conditions for a colonial trader and some, though not much, information about conditions for those who were colonised and, ultimately sad reading, as Rimbaud s health seriously declined.


  5. R K R K says:

    Rtc


  6. Alex Gleason Alex Gleason says:

    Especially the letters from Africa.


  7. Jordan O& Jordan O& says:

    Though writing only for a brief five years, Rimbaud can be considered one of the most revolutionary poets to come out of France Although turning his back on literature at the young age of twenty one, he left behind an unforgettable trace of his lyrically crazed genius This collection of both poems and letters allows us to examine two very different aspects of the poet s life through the most imaginative visions I know dusk, and dawn, rising like a multitude of doves Though writing only for a brief five years, Rimbaud can be considered one of the most revolutionary poets to come out of France Although turning his back on literature at the young age of twenty one, he left behind an unforgettable trace of his lyrically crazed genius This collection of both poems and letters allows us to examine two very different aspects of the poet s life through the most imaginative visions I know dusk, and dawn, rising like a multitude of doves What men have only thought they d seen, I ve seen I had to travel, to shake off the enchantments massing on my brain Above the sea, which I loved as though it could cleanse me of some defilement, I saw the cross of consolations rise


  8. George K. Ilsley George K. Ilsley says:

    Most of the poetry, and much of the letters, presented with the original French on the facing page A comprehensive collection in translation, which also offers those who can read some French the opportunity to easily view the text in the original My french is limited, but gosh, Rimbaud sounds so much better in the original.The gayness of Rimbaud and Rimbaud s work is also a bone of contention Some of the translation here seems to obscure what could be seen as gay reference Such as m Most of the poetry, and much of the letters, presented with the original French on the facing page A comprehensive collection in translation, which also offers those who can read some French the opportunity to easily view the text in the original My french is limited, but gosh, Rimbaud sounds so much better in the original.The gayness of Rimbaud and Rimbaud s work is also a bone of contention Some of the translation here seems to obscure what could be seen as gay reference Such as ma poitrine and sa poitrine is translated as my breast to her breasts a heterosexual rendering However, this could just as easily be translated as my breast to his breast or my chest to his chest The gender of the second chest is not specified, so the poem could easily, ahem, go both ways


  9. Db123 Db123 says:

    I read this book about a year ago I like the beginning but toward the end it turns darker and I wasn t a huge fan of that.


  10. Stefan Stefan says:

    crazy poems.


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