Letters of Arthur Rimbaud
The Lettres of the French visionary poet and traveller Arthur Rimbaud (1854–1891) provide vivid accounts of his life and relationships. Rimbaud had been the enfant terrible of the Paris salons of the 1870s but turned his back on poetry before he was 21. He spent the rest of his short life (he died just after his 37th birthday) travelling in three continents.
"Rimbaud's letters concerning his literary life were first published by various periodicals. In 1931 they were collected and published by Jean-Marie Carré. Many errors were corrected in the Pléiade edition (published in 1946.) The letters written in Africa were first published by Paterne Berrichon, the poet's brother-in-law, who took the liberty of making many changes in the texts."
- Fowlie 1966, p. 4
- Fowlie, Wallace (1966), Rimbaud: Complete Works, Selected Letters, University of Chicago Press, ISBN 0-226-71973-1
- Harding & Sturrock (2004), Arthur Rimbaud: Selected Poems and Letters, Penguin, ISBN 0-14-044802-0
- Mason, Wyatt (2003), I Promise to Be Good: The Letters of Arthur Rimbaud, Modern Library, ISBN 978-0-679-64301-2
- Rimbaud, Arthur (1999), Œuvres complètes, Pléiade (Éditions Gallimard), ISBN 2-07-010467-1
- Robb, Graham (2000), Rimbaud, Picador, ISBN 0-330-48803-1
- Schmidt, Paul (1976), Rimbaud, Complete Works, Perennial (HarperCollins), ISBN 978-0-06-095550-2
- Starkie, Enid (1968), Arthur Rimbaud, New Directions, ISBN 0-8112-0197-X
- A small selection of letters & documents.
- Rimbaud est un Autre by Jennifer Grotz
- Long letter to a Cairo newspaper called The Bosphore Égyptien while visiting Egypt in 1887.[dead link]