“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 is by far one of my favourite poets. He died of some illness in his 30s. The only reason not to give a 5 is because I don’t speak enough French to judge the translation accurately! When she was two years of age her father accepted the post of Resident Commissioner of Education for Ireland. When he was in this condition, he used to close the shutters and doors of his room, even in broad daylight, light lamps and candles, and in that close, mysterious atmosphere, while he gently turned a little barrel-organ or plucked an Abyssinian harp, he used to relate the story of his life, tell of his dreams of the past and of his secret hopes for the future.

Arthur Rimbaud : A Biography

Wes rated it it was amazing Oct 26, Retrieved from ” https: Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. But nothing could be further from the spirit of Rimbaud’s work and life, for both of which he continued to have high hopes until his end was manifestly upon him.


My solution worked, and I could scarcely put the book down. May 20, Velvetink marked it as xrthur Shelves: The Drunken Boat is a great work. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

The academic Walter Starkie was her brother. He quit writing at like 19 after a crazy affair with his mentor Paul Verlaine and moved to Africa to become a trader.

Arthur Rimbaud by Enid Starkie — Southampton Books

Then the doctor ordered for him a soporific, to be taken at night, so that he could snatch some sleep. To ask other readers questions about Arthur Rimbaudplease sign up.

Paperbackpages. The silence of entropy or universal discourse: What’s more, and this will sound arrogant coming from a reader with no French, Starkie seems not to understand Rimbaud’s work. Views Read Edit View history.

Enid Starkie – Wikipedia

At such moments he was living in a wakeful dream and returning to the visions of his childhood, to all that he had buried deep in himself for twenty years and which now burst through the heard crust in a burning stream. I think I got on these after reading about works that influenced Jim Morrison. In her biography of Rimbaud, Enid Starkie theorises that he discovered his sexuality after he was raped by soldiers. 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.


The next logical step AudenRobert Gravesand Edmund Blunden in subsequent elections for the Chair, leading one critic to complain that, “This was a serious academic affair until Dr.

Rimbaud and Verlaine’s silly fixations

One of the best biographies I have ever read. Dec 02, Ryan rated it really liked it. It helps to have a good translation handy, such as Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.

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. Because Starkie doesn’t grasp Rimbaud’s intentions, she views his abandonment of poetry as a tragedy—a failure resulting from inordinate pride and obstinate immaturity. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.

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