Monthly Archives: June 2013

Chez Rimbaud

Me outside the legendary house of ‘Mrs. Smith’, no not Rimbaud or Patti but the landlady who rented the garret to the poets. The plaque indicates they stayed from May-July 1873. As it happened they moved in as late as … Continue reading

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This is one of the defining poems of Rimbaud and Verlaine’s adventure, and is probably a snapshot of their splenetic London idyll. Ginsberg is there too, an advance cameo… This copy of the manuscript is in Vichy.

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