Title : ARTHUR RIMBAUD
Ardengo Sofficis famous biography of Arthur Rimbaud is making a comeback
Maker of product: Ardengo Soffici/François Livi
n° pages: 208
Ardengo Sofficis famous biography of Arthur Rimbaud, published in 1911 in "Quaderni della Voce" under the direction of Giuseppe Prezzolini, is making a comeback. As the first critical text written to introduce the mytihic Rimbaud in Italy, it is a passionate essay on the personality as well as the works of this French poet and his "Illuminations" and "Une saison en enfer". What emerges from this fascinating story full of literary and artistic references is not only a "claivoyant" Rimbaud portrayed as an extraordinary forerunner of the twentieth-century languages and restlessness, but also a modern and unconventional Soffici as an active reporter ina radiant, cosmopolitan paris. the text is accompained by an introductory essay as well as a critical appendix that includes a cronology, a dictionary of the persons cited and an essential biography about Rimbaud.