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by Wallace Fowlie

  • ISBN: 0822314452
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  • Author: Wallace Fowlie
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Duke University Press Books; Second Printing edition (June 17, 1994)
  • Pages: 144 pages
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The author, Wallace Fowlie, became aware of the Doors and Jim in particular after Jim Morrison wrote him to thank him for his English translation of Rimbaud's works.

The author, Wallace Fowlie, became aware of the Doors and Jim in particular after Jim Morrison wrote him to thank him for his English translation of Rimbaud's works. The comparisons between Rimbaud's and Morrison's lives are strikingly similar, and Fowlie talks about how his students' great passion for Morrison have led them to explore Rimbaud's writing as well. I now have invested in Rimbaud's "A Season in Hell" and "Illuminations," spurred on by Jim Morrison's interest in Rimbaud.

Rimbaud and Jim Morrison book. Wallace Fowlie was a professor of French Literature at Duke University when he received a letter from Jim Morrison thanking him for writing a translation of French Symbolist Poet Arthur Rimbaud’s poems. Fowlie, not knowing who Jim Morrison was filed the letter away with other correspondence.

Rimbaud and Jim Morrison: The Rebel as Poet. Wallace Fowlie (1908–1998) was an American writer and professor of literature. He was the James B. Duke Professor of French Literature at Duke University where he taught from 1964 to the end of his career. Devoted to teaching, particularly undergraduate courses in French, Italian, and modernist literature, Fowlie influenced several generations of American college students over a six-decade career of teaching. Probably his best-known student is another writer and critic of French literature, Roger Shattuck.

In Rimbaud and Jim Morrison Fowlie, a master of the form of the memoir, reconstructs the lives of the two youthful poets from a personal perspective

In Rimbaud and Jim Morrison Fowlie, a master of the form of the memoir, reconstructs the lives of the two youthful poets from a personal perspective. In their twinned stories he discovers an uncanny symmetry, a pattern far richer than the simple truth that both led lives full of adventure and both made poetry of their thirst for the liberation of the self.

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Jim Morrison's poetry, need I say more. The hard-rock singer, lyricist and composer offers his reflections on life in contemporary America. First read 30 years ago and still read it every so often. The Lords, and the New Creatures, Poems. Jim Morrison Poetry Poetry Quotes Poetry Books Baker And Taylor Great Poems Collection Of Poems American Poets Book Nerd Books Online.

The poet makes himself into a visionary by a long derangement of all the senses. -Rimbaud In 1968 Jim Morrison, founder and lead singer of the rock band the Doors, wrote to Wallace Fowlie, a scholar of French literature and a professor at Duke University. Morrison thanked Fowlie for producing an English translation of the complete poems of Rimbaud. He needed the translation, he said, because, "I don't read French that easily.

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"The poet makes himself into a visionary by a long derangement of all the senses."—Rimbaud

In 1968 Jim Morrison, founder and lead singer of the rock band the Doors, wrote to Wallace Fowlie, a scholar of French literature and a professor at Duke University. Morrison thanked Fowlie for producing an English translation of the complete poems of Rimbaud. He needed the translation, he said, because, "I don’t read French that easily. . . . I am a rock singer and your book travels around with me." Fourteen years later, when Fowlie first heard the music of the Doors, he recognized the influence of Rimbaud in Morrison’s lyrics. In Rimbaud and Jim Morrison Fowlie, a master of the form of the memoir, reconstructs the lives of the two youthful poets from a personal perspective. In their twinned stories he discovers an uncanny symmetry, a pattern far richer than the simple truth that both led lives full of adventure and both made poetry of their thirst for the liberation of the self. The result is an engaging account of the connections between an exceptional French symbolist who gave up writing poetry at the age of twenty, died young, and whose poems are still avidly read to this day, and an American rock musician whose brief career ignited an entire generation and has continued to fascinate millions around the world in the twenty years since his death in Paris. In this dual portrait, Fowlie gives us a glimpse of the affinities and resemblances between European literary traditions and American rock music and youth culture in the late twentieth century. A personal meditation on two unusual, yet emblematic, cultural figures, this book also stands as a summary of a noted scholar’s lifelong reflections on creative artists.


Reviews about Rimbaud and Jim Morrison: The Rebel as Poet (7):
Quphagie
I am delighted with this book. The author, Wallace Fowlie, became aware of the Doors and Jim in particular after Jim Morrison wrote him to thank him for his English translation of Rimbaud's works...The comparisons between Rimbaud's and Morrison's lives are strikingly similar, and Fowlie talks about how his students' great passion for Morrison have led them to explore Rimbaud's writing as well. I now have invested in Rimbaud's "A Season in Hell" and "Illuminations," spurred on by Jim Morrison's interest in Rimbaud. What an exciting, yet scholarly, book this is from Fowlie. While reading it, I had the sense that Fowlie, too, not only appreciated Jim Morrison, but had been surprised and gratified by the connections between a 1960s rock star and a nineteenth-century poet in which he specialized as a college professor...an unlikely juxtaposition, yet very valid in the end.
Virn
A book I have wanted to read for a long time, by a master scholar and critic. A little uneven, but full of information on the two poets in light of each other's work.
Spilberg
A pleasing tribute from Professor Fowlie to one of his less conventional students.
Drelalak
Jim Morrison took the time to write & thank Wallace Fowlie for his interpreting Rimbauds works into English, making them easier for Jim to read. You can clearly tell that this was touching for the professor.
There are some errors but Fowlie is the first to admit he did not know Morrison or much about him.

It was an alright read & I am glad to have it to add to my collection.
Thabel
Interesting comparison between Morrison and Rimbaud.
Styphe
Very Interesting!
Kajishakar
I was hoping for more substance. This is more of an authorial memoir about his work teaching Rimbaud and Morrison than about the two poets.
This book is of very little worth. The jacket mentions a letter Jim Morrison wrote to the author yet the letter is not in the book. There are very few examples of Doors lyrics influenced by Rimbaud, which allegedly is the point of the book.

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