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Œuvres complètes by Arthur Rimbaud

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By Arthur Rimbaud

Changer los angeles vie par les moyens de l. a. poésie : telle fut l’ambition de Rimbaud. Ce quantity rassemble les œuvres d’un poète devenu mythe, depuis son top-rated récit, composé à l’âge de dix ans, jusqu’aux poèmes en prose des Illuminations, qui précèdent son renoncement à los angeles littérature, los angeles vingtaine venue. On y découvrira, aux côtés de ses textes les plus célèbres – les lettres du Voyant, les poésies, ou encore Une saison en enfer, seul recueil publié par Rimbaud de son vivant –, des écrits moins connus, tels que « Famille maudite » et « Le Rêve de Bismarck », récemment retrouvés. Et l’on mesurera le chemin parcouru par ce génie « ravagé violemment par los angeles littérature », acteur d’« une aventure exact dans l’histoire de l’art » (Mallarmé).

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ANDR EA : Crystal? GALI L E o : Like huge soap bubbles one inside the other and the stars are supposed to be tacked onto them .. Spin the band with the sun on it. ( ANDREA does so. ) You see the fixed ball in the m iddle? ANDREA : Yes . GA L I L EO : That's the earth. For two thousand years man has chosen to believe that the sun and all the host of stars revolve about him . Well . The Pope, the cardinals, the prince s, the schol ars, captains, merchants, house­ wives, have pictured themselves squatting in the middle of an affa ir like that.

ANDREA returns, bringing One scudo was not enough. I had to leave my cap with him before he 'd let me take them away. GALI L E O : We'll get it back someday. Give them to me . (He ANDREA : takes the lenses over to the window, holding them in the relation they would have in. a telescope. ) What are those for? Something for the Senate. With any luck, they will rake in two hundred scudi . Take a look ! ANDREA : My, things look close ! I can read the copper letters on the bell in the Campanile. And the washer­ women by the river, I can see their washboards!

They are dressed in formal, festive clothes. VIRGINIA is fourteen and charming. She carries a velvet cushion on which lies a brand-new telescope. Behind GALI L EO are some AR T IS A NS from the A rsenal. There are onlookers, L U DOVICO among them. ( announcing) : Senators, A rtisans of the Great Arsenal of Ve nice ; Mr. Galileo G al i lei, professor of mathematics at your University of Padu a. C URATOR GAL IL E O steps forward and starts to speak. Members of the High Senate ! Gentlemen : I have great pleasu re, as director of thi s institute, in present­ ing for you r approval and acceptance an entirely new instrument originating from this our Great Arsenal of the Republic of Venice.

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