“Rimbaud was an impossible guest. He took to nude sunbathing just outside the house. He turned his room into a squalid den. He mutilated an heirloom crucifix. He was proud of the lice infesting his long mane and even pretended he was encouraging the vermin to jump on to passers-by.”
–Edmund White on Rimbaud and Verlaine, in the Guardian. Via ArtsJournal.