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Rimbaud By Graham Robb

Rimbaud
by Graham Robb

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An astute and engrossing biography from the author of Victor Hugo and Balzac.
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Rimbaud Summary


Rimbaud by Graham Robb

Graham Robb's brilliant biography moves Rimbaud on from his perpetual adolescence where our imaginations have held him to show the extent of his transformations.

From phenomenally precocious schoolboy he became Europe's most shocking and exhilarating poet, author of poems that range from the exquisite to the obscene. But this brief, five-year period as the enfant-terrible of French literature is only one small side of Rimbaud's story. Robb takes us on a biographical journey through three continents and many different identities.

Rimbaud emerges from this stunning work of biographical scholarship and historical imagination as an even more complex, ambiguous and fascinating figure than ever before.

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Rimbaud Reviews


Robb has written a great biography - scholarly, humane and above all marvelously entertaining. * Guardian *

About Graham Robb


Graham Robb was born in Manchester in 1958 and is a former Fellow of Exeter College, Oxford. He has published widely on French literature and history. His 2007 book The Discovery of France won both the Duff Cooper and Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prizes. For Parisians the City of Paris awarded him the Grande Medaille de la Ville de Paris. He lives on the English-Scottish border.

Additional information

GOR001178436
Rimbaud by Graham Robb
Graham Robb
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Pan Macmillan
2001-09-07
352
0330488031
9780330488037
Short-listed for BBC Four Samuel Johnson Prize 2001 (UK)
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