Arthur Rimbaud (author)

The Drunken Boat by Arthur Rimbaud (author) Geoff Sawers (translator) Peter Hay (artist)

Jean Nicolas Arthur Rimbaud (1854 – 1891) was a French poet known for the works he wrote while a teenager; he stopped writing when he was 21. Rambaud was part of the decadent movement, a libertine and a restless soul and died of cancer at the age of 37.

The French writer Victor Hugo described him as “an infant Shakespeare”.