“This is the fullest and fairest of the half-dozen books on Rimbaud in English. No single volume so complete exists even in French.”―Roger Shattuck (The New. Arthur Rimbaud. Nonfiction by Enid Starkie. Rimbaud––a mythic name––his life as extraordinary as his work was influential in redirecting the course, first of. Enid Mary Starkie CBE (18 August – 21 April ), was an Irish literary critic, known for She also played a major part in establishing the poetic reputation of Arthur Rimbaud (), receiving the first doctorate to be given in the Faculty.

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There were enough people already engaged in talking about poetry as critics, indeed too many.

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Starkie, a lecturer 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. In Edwardian Dublin her upbringing was steeped in studies.

Her biography of Baudelaire was for many English readers their first introduction to starkue poet. Starkie again and again portrays Rimbaud as “childish,” his ideas derived from various books known to have been in his hometown library and many known not to have been there—and yet he “must have read” them ; other poems simply reflect incidents starkje his daily life as filtered through a deranged and deranging sensibility.


My wife is the novelist, Shirley Hazzardand I always wonder when Enid will appear in one of her books. Yet once, when Beaudier [the doctor: Jun 24, Joseph rated it liked it.

Lucky women might get to choose; the rest didn’t. Cliff rated it liked it Nov 02, Estoy de acuerdo con Joseph, la siguiente cita me parece muy precisa: The pain was [ From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. When he had drunk a cup of 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. The ebid Walter Starkie was her brother.

For years, every time I’d looked into it, the fact that Starkie quotes Rimbaud’s poems only in the original French made me put it off. Starkie is especially good at analyzing the poetry, which she quotes artur.

My only problem with this book is that I don’t understand French, a good portion is in French. He died of some illness in his 30s. Preview — Arthur Rimbaud by Enid Starkie. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews.

Rimbaud and Verlaine’s silly fixations

Arthur Rimbaud Volume of New Directions paperbook. Back cover copy Rimbaud-a mythic name-his life as extraordinary as his work was influential in redirecting the course, first of French, and then of world statkie.


A Biography by Enid Starkie. Oct 07, Janis Ian rated it really liked it. What is it about certain books that we buy and then leave untouched on starkkie shelf? A Biographyp. 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.

Arthur Rimbaud: A Biography

The most complete and thoroughly engrossing biography I’ve read on Rimbaud. New Directions Publishing Amazon. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. There is good evidence, after all, that he meant to return to some kind of enkd life.

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I can think of a shorter name for the “heaviest ore of the body”. He lived such an adventurous life for his brief time on the planet.