Quote Sources

Sources for quotes in "Harar: Taken to Twin Peaks" and, for some, translator or other background information.

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Harar: Taken to Twin Peaks

by Edward Lacie

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_1. (Ted Wright) Pilot: As quoted in The Poet and the Murderer, by Simon Worrall. (My notes indicate the word "intention" is spelled "intension" which is also a word but not the one intended.)

_2. (Paul Monette) Traces to Nowhere: From West of Yesterday, East of Summer.

_3. (William S. Burroughs) Zen, Or...: Page 140 of paperback edition.

_4. (Charles Nicholl) Rest in Pain: Hence no quote marks in my overall title, Harar: Taken to Twin Peaks. Page 116 of paperback edition, Somebody Else, by Charles Nicholl, a biography of Rimbaud that gets my highest recommendation.

_5. (J.M. Regan) The One-Armed Man: This poem appeared in The James White Review, Vol. 4, No. 1, 1986; posted at http://members.tripod.com/~poetx/tjwr/11.html.

_6. (Dr. Phil McGraw) Cooper's Dreams: As heard on his afternoon tv show. I presume this phrase is also found in one of his many best-selling self-help books.

_7. (Paterne Berrichon) Realization Time: Rimbaud's brother-in-law [and first biographer] after Rimbaud's death; written under the pen name Pierre Dufour; he was married to Rimbaud's youngest sister who had cared for him as he died.

_8. (Hoshang Merchant) The Last Evening: Poem found on author's website after doing a "google search" for "new Rimbaud". http://www.geocities.com/hoshang_m/spring/love_24-6-00.htm

_9. (Greg Baysans) May the Giant...: From "2007" "Appendices" available at http://www.geocities.com/athens/olympus/4539/xyz/uncr.html

10. (Enid Starkie) Coma: Page 435. (See also notes on his deathbed "conversion" and a priest's comment to Rimbaud's sister [before said conversion?] that Rimbaud's faith was stronger than his own.)

11. (Jacques Prévert) The Man Behind...: Prévert and the Symbolists, writing 25 years after Rimbaud, consider Rimbaud their spiritual forerunner.

12. (Italo Calvino) Laura's Secret Diary: Translated by William Weaver, page 198 of the paperback edition I have.

13. (Herman Melville) The Orchid's Curse: Book chosen at random; quote not at random.

14. (Jack Spicer) Demons: "The fourth seal is Jim. A private image." from "A Fake Novel About the Life of Arthur Rimbaud," also by Jack Spicer

15. (Jean-Paul Sartre) Lonely Souls: See also the "seer letter" of Rimbaud.

16. (newspaper account) Drive with a...: From "The Oregonian" (Portland, Ore.).

17. (Armand Silvestre [Arthur Rimbaud]) Arbitrary Law: From parodies written and published, during Rimbaud's brief residence in Paris, as the Zutist Album.

18. (Paul Verlaine) Dispute Between...: Translated by C.F. MacIntyre.

19. (Kurt Vonnegut) Masked Ball: From Palm Sunday, a collection of essays and speeches.

20. (Vitalie Rimbaud) The Black Widow: Translated by Paul Schmidt, from Arthur Rimbaud, Complete Works.

21. (Blaise Cendrars) Checkmate: Translated by Greg Baysans, posted at http://members.tripod.com/~poetx/uu/cend.html.

22. (Jean-Luc Steinmetz) Double Play: Jean-Luc Steinmetz, Arthur Rimbaud, Presence of an Enigma, page 70.

23. (Chuck Larson) Slaves and Masters: As cited in Simon Worrall, The Poet and the Murderer.

24. (Mark Hoffman) The Condemned Woman: Also cited in Simon Worrall, The Poet and the Murderer.

25. (Ayn Rand) Wounds and Scars: Page 686, the character speaking is composer Richard Halley. Page 687, "'I quit,' said Ellis Wyatt, 'because I didn't wish to serve as the cannibals' meal and to do the cooking besides.'"

26. (Allen Ginsberg) On the Wings...: "Ignu", November, 1958. Other Ginsberg poems which mention Rimbaud are "Kansas City to Saint Louis" (March, 1966), "Pertussin" (June 28, 1968), "Car Crash (III)" (January 1, 1969), "Memory Garden" (October, 1969), and "Manifesto" (January 28, 1974).

27. (Jean-Louis Guez de Balzac) Variations...: This quote was used by a young Rimbaud as an epitaph for a poem then composed in Latin!

28. (Randy Smallwood) The Path...: From The James White Review, Vol. 3, No. 1, also posted online at http://members.tripod.com/~poetx/tjwr/04.html 

29. (Wyatt Mason) Miss Twin Peaks: Found at their Website, http://www.pw.org.

30. (Arthur Rimbaud) Beyond Life and...: Une Saison en Enfer, by Arthur Rimbaud, translated by Fred Sauser, A Whole Shift at Broiler (unpublished).

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