"'A wonderful biography, filled with energy and life, driven as if by a lightning flash... Rimbaud's life was a circle of fire and suffering. This book contains it.' Peter Ackroyd, The Times 'White debunks some of the widely held misconceptions about the original enfant terrible of French poetry... He puts simplicity at the reader's service, yet is not afraid to offer his own startling imagery... Rimbaud shines a light on some of the most beautiful verse in modern poetry.' Financial Times 'White's abiding kinship with Rimbaud give's this restless soul's well-travelled tale new fire.' Vanity Fair 'White retells this unparalleled story in lucid, easy style... His sympathy for Rimbaud, particularly in his late years of exile and loneliness, is often quite moving... A good lively introduction.' Kevin Jackson, Sunday Times"
About the Author
Edmund White is a renowned author and literary and cultural critic. He is the author of biographies of Genet and - in the Penguin Lives series - of Proust, and of eight novels, most recently Hotel de Dream. He teaches at Princeton and lives in New York City.