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Rendezvous

The enduring myth of Arthur Rimbaud

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In today's Rendezvous, Cicely Fell explores the enduring myth of Arthur Rimbaud and finds out how his poetry is being brought off the bookshelves and into people's lives.

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The Rimbaudmania exhibition at the Galerie des Bibliothèques in Paris explores how the 19th-century poet and adventurer Arthur Rimbaud went on to become an icon for successive generations of artists and rock stars.

Rendezvous looks beyond the explosion of Rimbaud imagery to see how his poetry speaks to people today.

A performance created by the Poésie is not Dead collective at a library in Paris brings Rimbaud's poems off the bookshelves and into people's lives.

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