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Arthur Rimbaud

“Rimbaud” est un Autre

Wyatt Mason, in his absorbing introduction to I Promise to Be Good, argues that a more complete edition of Rimbaud's letters has remained hitherto unpublished exactly because the letters problematize the mythical character we've come to believe in as Rimbaud from creative or unreliable biographers, beginning with Paterne Berrichon, Rimbaud's own (posthumous) brother-in-law.