Rimbaud in Java

In A Season in Hell, at the age of eighteen, the French poet Arthur Rimbaud predicted the relaxation of his lifestyle: “My day is performed I am leaving Europe. The sea air will melt away my lungs dropped climes will tan my skin.” Three a long time later on, in 1876, he joined the Royal Army of the Dutch Indies as an infantryman and sailed for Java, where by he immediately deserted and fled into the jungle. It was the most…


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