Charleville and Rimbaud – the uneasy relationship
of a town and its most famous son
Barbara Scott Emmett
Jean-Nicolas-Arthur Rimbaud was born on 20th October 1854 in a flat above a bookshop in the Rue Napoléon, Charleville.
Now called Charleville-Mézières, the poet’s birthplace is a provincial town in northern France and is the setting for my novel Delirium: The Rimbaud Delusion.
The novel’s protagonist, Andrea, visits Rimbaud’s old haunts and sits, as she says ‘in the exact space Rimbaud once sat in, the molecules of my body mingling with the memory of his.’
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Read Emma's insightful review of Delirium here.
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