Delirium : An Interpretation of Arthur Rimbaud
Delirium, an intuitive and original interpretation of the poet Arthur Rimbaud’s life and genius, brings into close focus the crucial period of 1873, when Rimbaud left school and the provinces and lived his “season in hell.”
Jeremy Reed brings his own imagination to this exploration of Rimbaud’s precocity, his near-madness and drug addiction, and his homosexual and violent liaison with the married poet Paul Verlaine. Delirium is one poet’s vibrant reading of another’s radical and subversive vision; it is a book about what it's like to go to the edge and risk everything.
Jeremy Reed was born in Jersey, Channel Islands. He has published many books of poetry and fiction.