Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Over the Rimbaud

I found Mendelsohn's "Critic at Large" piece on Rimbaud completely enjoyable. I loved the way Mendelsohn wove together the best one-liners from critics, and reviews of the (not so recent) biographies of Rimbaud to create his own lively narrative of "The Brief Career of Rimbaud." I also liked the way we landed, ever so gently, yet somewhat cynically, on Mendelsohn's personal experience (and others') of reading the poet. And it ends with a fine pun.

Free, but worth more to me than the stack of magazines I paid to have delivered to my apartment.

3 Comments:

OpenID blog said...

I don't know what is wrong with me, but I just started laughing so hard at your subject line I almost got a stomach cramp.

12:02 AM  
Blogger zoe p. said...

Really? When you did you leave this comment? Because I love "Grunge! Rinse, Repeat" so much more.

2:53 PM  
Blogger zoe p. said...

Also, yesterday I laughed so hard at Ugly Renaissance Babies that my cat became concerned.

3:00 PM  

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