Arthur Rimbaud: Presence of an Enigma

The life of Arthur Rimbaud, a man who gave up literature at the age of 25, remains as legendary as his poetic work. From his first writings, his stormy relationship with the poet Paul Verlaine and his bohemian existence in Paris and London, to his life as a wandering trader in Arabia and Yemen, Jean-Luc Steinmetz delivers a biography which seeks to bring out the spiritual and logical continuity of Rimbaud's life-long pursuit of desire .