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The Presence of Rimbaud in the Poetry of Tony Harrison

Regan, Christine


The importance of the nineteenth-century French poet Arthur Rimbaud’s life and work for the Leeds poet Tony Harrison’s identity and poetic has not been recognized in the scholarship. Yet, the identification is explicitly made by Harrison in v., where he identifies with Rimbaud the hoodlum poet, and is implicitly registered in ‘Ghosts: Some Words before Breakfast’, where there is an underlying preoccupation with Rimbaud’s poetic silence and the manner of his dying. This paper examines Rimbaud’s...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: English
DOI: 10.1093/english/efv006


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