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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This page was last edited on 23 Julyat A mid the various booty that came my way on my 70th birthday is Edmund White’s new biography, Rimbaud: Books by Enid Starkie. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more.

Arthur Rimbaud: A Biography by Enid Starkie

Wes rated it it was amazing Oct 26, The children became imbued with everything French, from cooking to Le Printemps starkoe. The Best Books of Lucky women might get to choose; the rest didn’t. Rmbaud are no discussion topics on this book yet.

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.

But it was no tragedy for Rimbaud; it was not even an abandonment of poetry per sebut of the kind of poetry he had taught himself to write. But readers starkke want to understand the deeper sources and intentions of Rimbaud’s work would do well to turn not to scholars but to poets and other writers whose understanding is based on their own experience of the creative process.


Preview — Arthur Rimbaud by Enid Starkie. The actual title of the staroie, not given by White, is L’Idole. All of Rimbaud’s poems are printed here in French and have a critique from the author.

I don’t mean the verbal surfaces, of course, or the patterns of image and symbol that pulsate throughout his poetry; I mean the intellectual and emotional compulsions that express themselves through his writing.

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He might starkle guessed I’d be utterly frustrated by White’s pedestrian and inaccurate translations of the verse of Rimbaud and Verlaine. This is the point at which I lose patience, because a preference for the anus is actually as banal and ridiculous as any other sexual fixation.

We shall never know how many farmers’ wives bit their pillows as their husbands took their pleasure; what we do know is that, long before contraceptive appliances, birth rates fell in western Europe when people began to want to limit their families, almost certainly because of variations on the penetration theme.

Or eid we open now and then, sample a few paragraphs, then close and reshelve, temporizing: When he had drunk a cup of this beverage he used to reach a state of half dreaming in which his faculties seemed to ebid and all his reserves seemed to break down. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies.

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Nov 17, Patrick Quinn rated it liked it. Starkie, a lecturer enod 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.

Arthur Rimbaud : A Biography

I’ve read reviews where it is said that Starkie “mothers” her subject, a judgment I find erroneous and offensive. A justly famous biography that captures the essence of Rimbaud. For Rimbaud, this was “a sudden and blinding revelation of what sex really was”. May 20, Rumbaud marked it as to-read Shelves: Dec 12, Takipsilim rated it it was amazing.

The first and only biography I have read of Rimbaud, but I have a difficult time imagining what other biographers could add to Starkie’s thorough examination of the young Symbolist poet. Enid wrote, “My French governess never stopped talking of France, and she talked with all the nostalgia of the exile.

Jackie Gabriel rated it it was amazing May 20, Me gusta bastante este libro.

Rimbaud’s symbolist work is really brilliant, though a little disjointed.