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37 Years: Poet, Vagrant, Soldier, Thief, Trader, Runaway

Originally from Charleville, France, Jean-Nicolas-Arthur Rimbaud was born in 1854 to mother Marie-Catherine-Vitalie Cuif and father Frédéric Rimbaud, an army officer of bourgeois standing. Rimbaud’s rebellious, vagabond lifestyle fueled by absinthe and hashish has excited generations of writers. Described by Victor Hugo as “an infant Shakespeare,” Rimbaud’s following has been enraptured by his scandalous behavior,
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Howl: A History

llen Ginsberg is a name that many people stumble across in one English class or another. My first encounter with Ginsberg was in my AP English Literature class in twelfth grade. My teacher had us read “Howl” and then discuss it in class. I had only two thoughts in my mind at the time. Naturally,
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