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Book review and giveaway: Delirium: The Rimbaud Delusion – I love France #117

 

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Delirium: The Rimbaud Delusion

 

Delirium

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I received this ebook for free in exchange
for a fair and honest review.
I was in no way compensated for this post
as a reviewer,
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Delirium: The Rimbaud Delusion
By
Barbara Scott Emmett
Publisher:
Pentalpha Publishing Edinburgh/Triskele Books
Pub. Date: October 20, 2014
= today, on Arthur Rimbaud’s birthday!
ISBN: 978-0952884392

Pages: 435
Genre: literary fiction
Source: Received
from the author in conjunction with a guest-post hosted by France Book Tours

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This book counts for the following Reading Challenges:

books-on-france-14 New author challenge   2014 Ebook-2

MY THOUGHTS ABOUT THIS BOOK

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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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Sunday Post #11 – 10/19/14

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This past week has been crazy busy, and have not visited many of your Sunday Posts, should be better this coming week!

BOOKS JUST READ

Delirium     16124062

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I was actually asked by the author to translate this novella in French!


CURRENTLY READING

Sharp Hook of Love      Unlikely Pilgrimage

  1. The Sharp Hook of Love, by Sherry Jones: histfic on Heloise and Abélard,
    the famous medieval lovers.
    Review scheduled for 10/26 for France Book Tours
  2. The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, by Rachel Joyce – audiobook

BOOKS UP NEXT

Juliet's Nurse

  • Juliet’s Nurse, by Lois Leveen.
    Review scheduled for 10/31 for Italy Book Tours!
  • Next audio book: The Innovators, by Walter Isaacson,
    received for review from Simon & Schuster

LAST WEEK ON WORDS AND PEACE
and FRANCE BOOK TOUR

COMING UP ON WAP and FBT

 

BOOK REVIEW MOST READ THIS PAST WEEK

Seven Letters From Parisclick on the cover to know more about it

 

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Taking the Cross coverclick on the cover to know more about it
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CURRENT GIVEAWAYS

  Crossing the Line     Paris Apartment

  Sharp Hook of Love  Deadly Tasting

Taking the Cross coverclick on each cover to access the giveaway entry form

BOOKS ADDED TO MY GOODREADS TBR

  Saving Mona Lisa: The Battle to Protect the Louvre and Its Treasures During World War II  The Peculiar Life of a Lonely Postman  The Chain: Farm, Factory, and the Fate of Our Food
plus 4 more!

BOOKS RECEIVED THIS PAST WEEK

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 CHECKED OUT AT THE LIBRARY

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HOW WAS YOUR WEEK?

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