Rimbaud in Java
de Jamie James
13,5 x 19 mm · 15 €
ISBN : 978-981-4260-824
Ouvrage uniquement disponible en langue anglaise
In the first book devoted to Rimbaud’s lost voyage to Asia, novelist and critic Jamie James reviews everything that is known about the episode ; from there, he imaginatively spirals into a reconstruction of what the poet must have seen and informed speculation about what he might have done, vividly recreating life in nineteenth-century Java along the way.
A unique reconstruction of French poet Arthur Rimbaud’s fabled journey to the Orient.
Compelling images of the people and places thought to have been encountered by Rimbaud.
An 8-page full colour insert showcasing the works of Rimbaud and artists of the era, as well as scenes of Java.
In 1999, Jamie James resigned his post as an art critic for The New Yorker and moved to Indonesia. In thirteen years’ residence in Bali and Jakarta he has published two novels, Andrew & Joey : A Tale of Bali and The Java Man, and a nonficiton book, The Snake Charmer, a biography of the legendary American field biologist Joe Slowinski. During this time James has also broadened his work as a critic in the Wall Street Journal and Los Angeles Times and periodicals such as The Atlantic Monthly, The American Scholar and Lapham’s Quaterly. He continues to write about culture and travel in Asia for popular magazines including Men’s Journal and Condé Nast Traveler. Jamie James’ previous nonfiction books include The Music of the Spheres : Music, Science and the Natural Order of the Universe (Grove Press, 1993) and a study of Pop Art for Phaidon Press, published in 1996. He and his partner live in Kerobokan, Bali, where they own two restaurants.la presse en parle
...A high-wire performance...the spectacle of reading someone write beautifully about something he finds beautiful... The book shines a torch down the well of the nineteenth century and illuminates a little patch on an inner wall near the bottom... Microhistory ? If it’s the beginning of a trend I won’t complain.
Zadie Smith, Harper’s, October 2011
...an intriguing new book about this wild child poet that leaps boundaries.
Jan McGirk, Huffington Post
I loved it. I now have clear images of Rimbaud in Java. Jamie James is a very interesting writer at every moment. Edmund White, author of Rimbaud : The Double Life of a Rebel
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