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The Resource The day on fire : a novel suggested by the life of Arthur Rimbaud, James Ramsey Ullman

The day on fire : a novel suggested by the life of Arthur Rimbaud, James Ramsey Ullman

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The day on fire : a novel suggested by the life of Arthur Rimbaud
Title
The day on fire
Title remainder
a novel suggested by the life of Arthur Rimbaud
Statement of responsibility
James Ramsey Ullman
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
By the age of fifteen, Arthur Rimbaud was already one of the most brilliant poets of his time. And for the next four years - and four only - Rimbaud (the Claude Morel of this book) was simultaneously a writer of genius, a visionary idealist, and a deliberate wallower in gutters of depravity perhaps unmatched in all of human experience. But at the age of nineteen, he was through forever with both writing and debauchery, and at this point, he all but vanished, spending most of his remaining years as a vagabond wanderer through Europe and Africa. In the epic The Day on Fire (1958), a masterwork of biographical fiction, James Ramsey Ullman retraces the steps of Rimbaud's life from his rebellious youth in a dull provincial town to his teenage years as a homosexual, drunkard and drug addict in Paris, and his later years, wandering the desert in search of some elusive beauty or truth. As Ullman writes in his Foreword, "The truth, the inward core, of Rimbaud's life, is a truth for all times, as long as each of us, all of us, have our nights alone and our days on fire, our seasons in hell and our hope of heaven."
Cataloging source
TUC
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1907-1971
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Ullman, James Ramsey
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
Valancourt 20th century classics
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  • Rimbaud, Arthur
  • Gay men
  • Life change events
Label
The day on fire : a novel suggested by the life of Arthur Rimbaud, James Ramsey Ullman
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn961184838
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Valancourt Books edition.
Extent
664 pages
Isbn
9781943910441
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)961184838
Label
The day on fire : a novel suggested by the life of Arthur Rimbaud, James Ramsey Ullman
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn961184838
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Valancourt Books edition.
Extent
664 pages
Isbn
9781943910441
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)961184838

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