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Arthur Rimbaud AKA Jean Nicolas Arthur Rimbaud

France 1854 – 1891

Comments: Comments: Goth poetry; spooky Spiritual; S&M; if you are wearing black right now and have not read him, it is a MUST! Then go for Charles Baudelaire; then don't miss Rainer Maria Rilke; influenced the Symbolists, Dadaists, and Surrealists

Teachers: Charles Baudelaire; Victor Hugo; Rumi; Father Ariste Lhéritier; Georges Izambard ; Paul Verlaine, poet and lover; Oscar Wilde;

Students: Rainer Maria Rilke; Archibald MacLeish; Pablo Picasso; Dylan Thomas; Allen Ginsberg; Vladimir Nabokov; Bob Dylan; Patti Smith; Henry Miller; Van Morrison; Jim Morrison ; Leonardo DiCaprio; Edmund White ; George Cecil Ives; Montague Summers; Edward Carpenter; Aubrey Beardsley; Kenneth Anger; Leo Martello;

Friends: Charles Auguste Bretagne;


Author: "Les Étrennes des orphelins" ("The Orphans' New Year's Gift"), 1870; L'orgie parisienne (ou : Paris se repeuple), ("The Parisian Orgy" or "Paris Repopulates"); Le cœur volé ("The Stolen Heart") ; "Le Dormeur du Val" (The Sleeper in the Valley); Une Saison en Enfer ("A Season in Hell") ; Illuminations (1874); "Le bateau ivre" ("The Drunken Boat"); Le Soleil Était Encore Chaud (1866); Poésies (c. 1869–1873); Proses Évangeliques (1872); Lettres (1870–1891);

Resources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Rimbaud ; read him here - http://worldcat.org/identities/lccn-n79-54799; http://www.mag4.net/Rimbaud/index-en.php ; if you understand French, listen here - http://librivox.org/author/990 ;