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(Jean Nicolas) Arthur
[zhahn nee-kaw-lah ar-tyr] /ʒɑ̃ ni kɔˈlɑ arˈtür/ (Show IPA), 1854–91, French poet.
Contemporary Examples

I already feel the breath of failure on my neck, aware that Rimbaud published his first immortal poem at 15.
Juvenilia: A Bibliography Eric Puchner February 14, 2010

But far and away the biggest problem was the later, turncoat Rimbaud, the angel who amputated his own wings.
When Your Hero’s an SOB Bruce Duffy July 31, 2011

Imagine, then, standing on this wind-swept height as Rimbaud did, almost out of your mind with the sheer power of your mind.
When Your Hero’s an SOB Bruce Duffy July 31, 2011

Rimbaud had nothing nice to say about it, having lived much of his life around there.
A Novel That’s the Best Medicine Tina Brown February 10, 2009

Historical Examples

The whole poem marches: all of Rimbaud’s poems march, and in les Illuminations there are marvelous belly dances.
The Book of Masks Remy de Gourmont

Rimbaud, when right, is so because he cannot be bothered to exist in any other modality.
Instigations Ezra Pound

Tailhade has painted his “Vieilles Actrices” at greater length, but smiling; Rimbaud does not endanger his intensity by a chuckle.
Instigations Ezra Pound

There are possible grounds for comparisons of like sort between Rimbaud and Czanne.
Instigations Ezra Pound

The police came, and though Rimbaud defended and excused Verlaine, the latter was arrested.
Paul Verlaine Stefan Zweig

But Rimbaud has not exhausted his idyllic moods or capacities in one poem.
Instigations Ezra Pound

Arthur (artyr). 1854–91, French poet, whose work, culminating in the prose poetry of Illuminations (published 1884), greatly influenced the symbolists. A Season in Hell (1873) draws on his tempestuous homosexual affair with Verlaine, after which he abandoned writing (aged about 20) and spent the rest of his life travelling


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