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Arthur Rimbaud: rebel poet, precocious surrealist and ill-fated adventurer. Cliff Forshaw describes his fascination with Rimbaud and how translating his work led to a reinvention of the man himself.
Saul Bellow, Philip Roth, Doris Lessing, John Fowles, A.S. Byatt — all have written novels with novelist protagonists. Charles Jennings finds none of them comes close to capturing the ‘neurotic headbanging inwardness’ of the real writer’s life.
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