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Posts Tagged ‘Paul Verlaine’

Verlaine’s Gun to Be Auctioned October 20, 2016: Yes, THE gun that shot pauvre Rimbaud in 1873 and landed Verlaine in the clink. That gun. Christie’s will be auctioning the 7mm revolver on November 30th, the Guardian reports. In case [...] by

Dial 555: Mons Museum Dials Back to Paul Verlaine’s Time in Jail October 21, 2015: The French poet Paul Verlaine spent 555 days in jail after shooting his then-lover Arthur Rimbaud in the wrist following an argument. He composed his best poetry there, argues Bernard Bousmanne, the [...] by

Damion Searls Considers the Translation Work of Robert Walser… September 30, 2015: Did you know today is International Translation Day? Paris Review Daily’s Damion Searls looks at the failures of translation, particularly near the great Robert Walser: “And sometimes, [...] by

Self-evidence with Difficulty April 9, 2014: For many years I’ve been interested in difficulty; I suppose in the present context it could be called the poetics of difficulty. I remember at age 14 carrying around the hardback Collected Poems [...] by

Ghost (of Arthur Rimbaud) in the machine November 22, 2010: Next time anyone accuses you otherwise, you can tell them you know exactly what it takes to make a miniature sculptural automaton of Paul Verlaine being visited by absinthe fairies and the [...] by