Wednesday, April 05, 2006

london digs in danger - rimbaud alert

8 Royal College Street, Camden was one place where Rimbaud and Verlaine lodged in 1873 on their big trip to London. Apparently developers have their eye on this historic site. The rich and famous are being asked to do something.

It's not the only remaining place where young Arthur resided. 12 Argyle Square, near Kings Cross Station, is also still a boarding house as it was when the Rimbauds (mother, sister and boy poet) lived in July 1874. (NB, TLS, March 10, 2006)

1 comment:

Roberta said...

Thanks for posting this. My husband just read a biography on Rimbaud and will be interested in this, too.