Rimbaud: A Life in Slideshow

It’s the life of the great French poet, Arthur Rim­baud, in a 10 minute slideshow. The video traces the arc of Rim­baud’s short life (1854–1891), stitch­ing togeth­er images from 19th cen­tu­ry France, pho­tos tak­en by Rim­baud him­self, and man­u­scripts scrib­bled by the poet. In the back­ground, Joan Baez reads lines from Rim­baud’s famous col­lec­tion, Illu­mi­na­tions, which appears in the Poet­ry sec­tion of our Free Audio Books col­lec­tion. Project Guten­berg also makes his com­plete works avail­able in French. Down­load the free e‑text right here.

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