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Arthur Rimbaud
ISBN: PB: 9781780239804, Reaktion Books, August 2018
192 pp., 20x13 cm, 35 illus.
Before he had turned 21, Arthur Rimbaud (1854-1891) upended the house of French poetry and left it in shambles. What makes Rimbaud's poetry important, argues Seth Whidden, is part of what makes his life so compelling: rebellion, audacity, creativity...
Petrarch Everywhere a Wanderer
ISBN: HB: 9781780238388, Reaktion Books, October 2017
224 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 20 colour illus., 6 black&white illus.
Born in Tuscany in 1304, Italian poet Francesco Petrarca is widely considered one of the fathers of the modern Italian language. His writings inspired the Humanism movement and, subsequently, the Renaissance, but few figures are as complex or as misu...
William S. Burroughs
ISBN: PB: 9781861896636, Reaktion Books, July 2010
192 pp., 20x13 cm, 30 illus.
Along with Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs (1914-1997) is an iconic figure of the Beat generation. In this revealing study Phil Baker traces this cult writer's life – from the New York underworld of the 1940s to Mexico and the S...