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Rimbaud by Arthur Rimbaud
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Feb 17, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: poetic-rapture, shattering
Read in July, 1998

** spoiler alert **
if there's anything in being a 'lord of language' it's Rimbaud. The poems don't work on your conscious mind, though if you want to parse out the pattern of his imagery and references and style, you can.

He hits you between the eyes with his visionary attitude, rebellion, braggadoccio, and prodigiosity.

Violently sensual, wickedly tender, stupidly erudite, insanely rational.....

he's worth fucking up your mind over.

"Derangement of the senses"- yes, please.
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