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Delirium: The Rimbaud Delusion
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|Delirium: The Rimbaud Delusion
By Barbara Scott Emmett
Pentalpha Publishing Edinburgh/Triskele Books
Pub. Date: October 20, 2014
= today, on Arthur Rimbaud’s birthday!
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MY THOUGHTS ABOUT THIS BOOK
I am afraid the French poet Arthur Rimbaud (1854-1891) may not be very well known from English speaking readers. He is one of the must read poets for all French students, well at least he was in my younger years. I even had to memorize one of his poems in grade school! He is a notorious representative of the decadent world of 19th century French artists: part of his creativity is closely connected to drugs and alcohol – absinthe was the big thing then.
So when Barbara Scott Emmet contacted me for a guest-post on France Book Tours on his birthday, I accepted with enthusiasm. She graciously offered me her novel on La chasse sirituelle, a possible missing manuscript by Rimbaud: I was thrilled! Her novel Delirium: The Rimbaud Delusion, is a perfect Rimbaldian novel, with all the ingredients worthy of the man!
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