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.