The distinguished biographer novelist and memoirist edmund white brings his literary mastery to a new biography of arthur rimbaud poet and prodigy arthur rimbaud led a life that was startlingly short but just as dramatically eventful and accomplished. Rimbaud the double life of a rebel is no exception in this case however i didnt choose the book because i am a fan of rimbaud who by all accounts wasnt a person youd want to spend a lot of time with or his poetry in fact i will confess to never having read any of his work. Rimbaud the double life of a rebel by edmund white 192 pp atlas company 24 richard hell is writing an autobiography a version of this review appears in print on . Rimbaud the double life of a rebel 2008 rimbaud was a childhood hero of mine and it was interesting to revisit him for this short biography i found him less heroic as a person and maybe even more interesting as a writer. Whites homage to arthur rimbaud is a fusion of memoir biography and literary criticism with a novelists eye for telling detail he forges a compelling account of the poets tempestuous two
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