Monday, November 07, 2016

Rimbaud still gets mail!

Although Rimbaud’s writing career lasted only five years, his influence stretches across the arts, from Picasso to Bob Dylan, who, when introduced to his writing, said that ‘the bells went off’.
Mr Tambourine Man alludes to Le Bateau Ivre (Drunken Boat), often considered Rimbaud’s best work. 
Rimbaud stopped writing at 21, eventually becoming a trader in Ethiopia, but still people come to pay homage. We were, in a way, also doing that.

1 comment:

Anthony J. Langford said...

A remarkable talent at such a young age.
And then nothing. Strange.
But still enjoyable.