Who is Arthur Rimbaud?

Arthur Rimbaud

Jean Nicolas Arthur Rimbaud (/ræmˈboʊ/ or /ˈræmboʊ/; ; 20 October 1854 – 10 November 1891) was a French poet. Born in Charleville, Ardennes, he produced his works while still in his late teens—Victor Hugo described him at the time as "an infant Shakespeare"—and gave up creative writing altogether before the age of 20. As part of the decadent movement, Rimbaud influenced modern literature, music, and arts, and prefigured surrealism.

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19th-century French Literature - Symbolism and The Birth of The Modern
... number of poets like Tristan Corbière, Stéphane Mallarmé and Arthur Rimbaud who had fought against poetic conventions and suffered social rebuke or had ... The writers Stéphane Mallarmé, Paul Verlaine, Paul Valéry, Joris-Karl Huysmans, Arthur Rimbaud, Jules Laforgue, Jean Moréas, Gustave Kahn, Albert Samain ... Arthur Rimbaud's prose poem collection Illuminations are among the first free verse poems in French his biographically inspired poem Une saison en enfer (A Season in Hell) was championed by the ...
Arthur Rimbaud - Cultural Legacy
... Rimbaud's poetry, as well as his life, made an indelible impression on 20th century writers, musicians and artists ... Rimbaud's life has been portrayed in several films ... film Una stagione all'inferno ("A Season in Hell") starred Terence Stamp as Rimbaud and Jean Claude Brialy as Paul Verlaine ...
Arthur Rimbaud And Modern Culture - Life - Family and Childhood (1854–1861)
... Arthur Rimbaud was born into the provincial middle class of Charleville (now part of Charleville-Mézières) in the Ardennes département in northeastern France ... He was the second child of a career soldier, Frédéric Rimbaud, and his wife Marie-Catherine-Vitalie Cuif ... Captain Rimbaud fought in the conquest of Algeria and was awarded the Légion d'honneur ...

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