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For a long time I found the celebrities of modern painting and poetry ridiculous. I loved absurd pictures, fanlights, stage scenery, mountebanks backcloths, inn-signs, cheap colored prints; unfashionable literature, church Latin, pornographic books badly spelt, grandmothers novels, fairy stories, little books for children, old operas, empty refrains, simple rhythms.

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Arthur Rimbaud

Jean Nicolas Arthur Rimbaud was a French poet born in Charleville, Ardennes.

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J'ai longtemps trouvé ridicules les célébrités de la peinture et de la poésie modernes. j'aimais les images absurdes, les fanlights, les décors de scène, les toiles de mountebanks, les enseignes d'auberge, les impressions couleur bon marché; littérature démodée, église latine, livres pornographiques mal orthographiés, romans de grand-mères, contes de fées, petits livres pour enfants, vieux opéras, refrains vides, rythmes simples.

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