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Rimbaud and Jim Morrison: The Rebel as Poet #2020

Rimbaud and Jim Morrison The Rebel as Poet The poet makes himself into a visionary by a long derangement of all the senses RimbaudIn Jim Morrison founder and lead singer of the rock band the Doors wrote to Wallace Fowlie a scholar of F

  • Title: Rimbaud and Jim Morrison: The Rebel as Poet
  • Author: Wallace Fowlie
  • ISBN: 9780822314455
  • Page: 488
  • Format: Paperback
  • Rimbaud and Jim Morrison: The Rebel as Poet By Wallace Fowlie, The poet makes himself into a visionary by a long derangement of all the senses RimbaudIn 1968 Jim Morrison, founder and lead singer of the rock band the Doors, wrote to Wallace Fowlie, a scholar of French literature and a professor at Duke University Morrison thanked Fowlie for producing an English translation of the complete poems of Rimbaud He needed the translatio The poet makes himself into a visionary by a long derangement of all the senses RimbaudIn 1968 Jim Morrison, founder and lead singer of the rock band the Doors, wrote to Wallace Fowlie, a scholar of French literature and a professor at Duke University Morrison thanked Fowlie for producing an English translation of the complete poems of Rimbaud He needed the translation, he said, because, I don t read French that easily I am a rock singer and your book travels around with me Fourteen years later, when Fowlie first heard the music of the Doors, he recognized the influence of Rimbaud in Morrison s lyrics In Rimbaud and Jim Morrison Fowlie, a master of the form of the memoir, reconstructs the lives of the two youthful poets from a personal perspective In their twinned stories he discovers an uncanny symmetry, a pattern far richer than the simple truth that both led lives full of adventure and both made poetry of their thirst for the liberation of the self The result is an engaging account of the connections between an exceptional French symbolist who gave up writing poetry at the age of twenty, died young, and whose poems are still avidly read to this day, and an American rock musician whose brief career ignited an entire generation and has continued to fascinate millions around the world in the twenty years since his death in Paris In this dual portrait, Fowlie gives us a glimpse of the affinities and resemblances between European literary traditions and American rock music and youth culture in the late twentieth century A personal meditation on two unusual, yet emblematic, cultural figures, this book also stands as a summary of a noted scholar s lifelong reflections on creative artists.

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    1. Great On Rimbaud, Not so Good On MorrisonWallace Fowlie was a professor of French Literature at Duke University when he received a letter from Jim Morrison thanking him for writing a translation of French Symbolist Poet Arthur Rimbaud s poems Fowlie, not knowing who Jim Morrison was filed the letter away with other correspondence In 1980 a student of Fowlie s gave him a copy of the Morrison biography, No One Here Gets Out Alive, he made the connection with the letter he received 12 years before [...]

    2. this is a very interesting book espically if your a doors fan I think Jim Morrision would aprove it because he wanted to be known as a poet not a rock star Wallace Fowlie was a teacher at Duke university and Jim Morrison asked for a French translation for a poem by Rimbaud, years later he was introduced to Morrison s biography once he read it he made the connection that Rimbaud influenced Jim Fowlie then travled the country giving a speech on Rimbaud and Morrison, which was brilliant because wha [...]

    3. Next to Edgar Allen Poe, Jim Morrison was the favored poet of my youth I still think he s underrated by the academics, and this book tries to legitimize him in the eyes of those who think Rimabaud is the be all and end all of tragic rebellious poetry It s an interesting read, but pretty dry, since it s based on lectures by an older professor who came to Morrison s Hotel late in life Non essential By the way, poetry needs to be heard, not just read All hail the American Night.

    4. I LOVED this book I read it while living in Paris for a year, mooning over Arthur Rimbaud, reading everything I could find on him I stumbled on this book in the American Library and devoured it Wallace Fowlie did a magnificent job of connecting the dots, capturing the essence of both men and why they still fascinate us LOVED, LOVED, LOVED.

    5. Ne avevo sempre sentito parlare, purtroppo non lo stampano pi ma l ho trovato in una biblioteca In realt , pi che paragonati ed analizzati nelle loro similitudini, Rimbaud e Morrison vengono solo affiancati Del primo, Fowlie era un profondo conoscitore, del secondo ossia Jim beh, diciamo che si era informato dopo averlo scoperto grazie ad alcuni suoi studenti

    6. One of my favorite books ever It s a little dry because of the lecture to book type format but the information is so rich juicy about both of their lives what they shared in common that it s worth itA phenomenal text for anyone interested in both of these guys, a good text for anyone interested in one of them though you might wish to skip a few pages in that case

    7. A pretty interesting essay on poetry and rebellion I figure it s a bit lost on me, I have very little knowledge of poetry, Rimbaud, or the Doors, still a fascinating read The parallel can seem unlikely at first, but is undeniable once you look into it, and the book has definitely made me want to read poetry Rimbaud s and other s and really listen to the Doors.

    8. Like many people, in my late teens I went through a big Doors phase I was also an avowed poetry fan by the time I was 16, so finding this book was a treat for me at the time Nowadays, I m not so intrigued by these guys Rimbaud is interesting Morrison annoys me.

    9. I discovered Rimbaud thanks in part to Wallace Fowlie s magnificent bilingual translation of his works, so to have him reminisce about his encounters with Jim Morrison is pretty special I used this text in a course I taught on 19th C Symbolist poetry, and the students greatly appreciated it.

    10. I thought I had read every book on the greatest American rock band of all time, the Doors I came across this in a small used bookstore in a tiny college town, and was immensely surprised It is an academics approach on the music, poetry and influence of the Doors and Rimbaud The author gets a bit of the bands timeline wrong, but it is a wonderful read I highly recommend.

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