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Baudelaire, Rimbaud's star


DECRYPTION - The author of Fleurs du mal was the only avowed master of Arthur Rimbaud, who recognized in him the supreme gift of "seer" which he held to be the touchstone of any great poet. But the author of the Illuminations wanted to go beyond the limits that his attachment to classicism ...

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In the history of literature, Arthur Rimbaud appears as a meteor, a prodigy without equivalent and without rival, with the exception, perhaps, of Lautréamont. He began to write in 1869, at the age of fifteen, and completed

Les Illuminations,

his last poems, in 1874. At the age of twenty, he completed his hallucinatory work, and consequently seemed to lose interest in poetry, like if he was aware that his crazy enterprise to

"change life"

by the power of the verb ended in failure. Until the end of his - he died in Marseille on November 10, 1891, at the age of thirty-seven, from general cancer after having had his right leg amputated - he would be

"the man with the soles of the wind" ,

seized with a craving for freedom,

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