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Poetry, Politics, and the Body in RimbaudLyrical Material$
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Robert St. Clair

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780198826583

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198826583.001.0001

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(Conclusion) Other Bodies

(Conclusion) Other Bodies

Rimbaud, Verlaine, and L’Idole—Le Sonnet du trou du cul

5 (Conclusion) Other Bodies
Poetry, Politics, and the Body in Rimbaud

Robert St. Clair

Oxford University Press

Focusing on Rimbaud’s artistic activity in the Cercle zutique in the autumn of 1871, Chapter 5 proposes that we think of parody as a form of dialogical poetic critique, an artistic practice illustrating, in condensed form, the over-arching argument concerning poetic materiality that is at the heart of the present study. In the Album zutique we find Rimbaud at the center of an ephemeral poetic community that doubles as a sort of archive of the recently repressed Paris Commune, and we find Rimbaud himself gleefully pushing the limits not only of acceptable poetic and social behavior, but of French verse in its formal intelligibility too. Engaging in particular with a parodic sonnet that Rimbaud and Verlaine jointly composed, “L’Idole—Sonnet du trou du cul,” this chapter seeks to account for how the mode of writing—the poetics and politics—at stake in this collaborative sonnet goes “beyond the parody principle.”

Keywords:   intertextuality, parody, Fantin-Latour, Cercle zutique, homotextuality, literary community, Paris Commune

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