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Part II A man so confused and confusing as Arthur Rimbaud it is a wonder that he can even be analyzed critiqued and judged by his literary works Never the less it has been done however how accurate can they be when even Rimbaud said in his Lettre Du Voyant that for the I is someone else That Much is clear to me I am a spectator at the blossoming of my own thought Charles Whimbley essay date 1899 tried to explain where Rimbaud was coming from and how he came up with the prose that he did but I believe this to be far from possible But it is in his prose-poetry that he is most genuinely himself It is true that Rimbaud gave his readers a glimpse of his life through the poetic prose but what he was on is not known It has been said and accepted that for the better part of Une Saison en Enfer A Season in Hell he was experimenting with hallucinogenic drugs Again Emanuel Carnevali in his 1939 essay tries to summarize Rimbaud through his adventures I believe that this man is looking too deep into the actions of Rimbaud while ignoring his poetry anybody who has dropped his useless bundle and gone on a great adventure will not understand him To make this generalization not only down plays Rimbaud but also says that everyone attempting read his poetry who has not dropped every thing and left will be lost The converse of that is true I am able to drop my things while reading his poetry it is an awakening when I read it Remy De Gourmont 1921 but describes Rimbaud because of the fact he uses his poetry to do so Through this critique it is possible to actually see his poetrys impact while too looking at his
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