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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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.

The former is finally more about Miller than about Rimbaud, but Rimbaud constitutes the essential negative space in Miller’s ehid that makes the positive space stand out with such vibrancy.

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. Paperbackpages. Arthur Rimbaud Enid Starkie Snippet view – Oct 16, Tony Gualtieri rated it it was amazing. No trivia or quizzes yet. Then the bright idea—my strategem—to read it with my various translations of Rimbaud close at hand: Since timbaud antiquity, being on the receiving end has been understood to be inappropriate and degrading for grown men.

Arthur Rimbaud by Enid Starkie

It helps to have a good translation handy, such as Wallace Fowlie’s, if one is not fluent in French. When he had drunk a cup stafkie this beverage he used to reach a state of half dreaming in which his faculties seemed to loosen and all his reserves seemed to break down.

New Directions Publishing Amazon. When he was in this condition, he used to close the shutters and doors of his room, even in broad daylight, light lamps enix candles, starjie 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.


Although Starkie gets derivative at times, this is still the best and most comprehensive bio on the boy genius in English.

What did surprise me, rimnaud might surprise him, is that my patience with the deeply banal theme of anal sex is finally exhausted. But Arthur preferred to the doctor’s prescription a tea made from the poppy seeds which Isabelle used to gather in the garden. Order by newest oldest recommendations.

She was honoured as an officer of the Legion d’honneur inand as a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in What is interesting is that Starkie, looking at anal penetration from a woman’s point of view, rather than regarding it as a holy ritual and the highest form of intimacy, could see just how ordinary and unrefined it actually is.

One of the best biographies I have ever read. Me gusta bastante este libro. Mar starkei, Nicolas W rated it really liked it Shelves: His is, dimbaud, the very symbol of what we now call rimbuad literature; nearly a hundred years before the arrival of the ‘mind-expanding’ drugs. She was the eldest daughter of Rt. This is White’s version of part of the octave by Verlaine: There is good evidence, after all, that he meant to return to some kind of literary life. May starlie, Ray rated it really liked it.

The actual title of the sonnet, not given by White, is L’Idole. Rimmbaud 17, Patrick Quinn rated it liked it. In her biography of Rimbaud, Enid Starkie theorises that he discovered his sexuality after he was raped by soldiers. Trivia About Arthur Rimbaud: Most people are unaware that the pinnacle of the relationship between Connie and Mellors in Lady Chatterley’s Lover is an episode of anal intercourse, which burnt out “the shames, the deepest oldest shames in the most secret places”, arriving at “the refinements of passion”.

For years, every time I’d looked into it, the fact that Starkie quotes Rimbaud’s poems only in the original French sttarkie me put it off. To ask other readers questions about Arthur Rimbaudplease sign up. Enid wrote, “My French governess never stopped talking of France, and she talked with all the nostalgia of the exile.


Starkie, a stsrkie 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. Dec 02, Ryan rated it really liked it. There are few human societies in which it is unknown, though none is prepared rimaud admit that the practice is at all common. Ruby Grenier rated it it was amazing Jan 23, If I knew French it might make some sense.

The only reason not to give a 5 is because I don’t speak enough French to judge the translation accurately! My wife is the novelist, Shirley Hazzardand I always wonder when Enid will appear in one of her books.

But readers who 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. Yorkshire Post, 1 November But death intervened, and Starkie seems to hold that against Rimbaud. Velvet Fleetwood rated it it was amazing Jan 14, Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Languages Deutsch Edit links.

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The academic Walter Starkie was her brother. Rimbaud’s symbolist work is really brilliant, though a little disjointed. Account Options Sign in. Kevin Aichler rated it really liked it Mar 16, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. But whatever, should’ve taken French instead ribaud Japanese in high school. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.