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Impersonating Rimbaud

Kings Place - 90 York Way, London, N1 9AG

An event exploring a fictional representation of Arthur Rimbaud in Africa, held in partnership with Faber Finds and featuring the award-winning novelist Paul Strathern taking place at 6.15pm on Fri 11th Sept 2015 in the St Pancras Room at Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9AG (forming part of the Kings Place Festival).  

Arthur Rimbaud, the French poet and enfant terrible of French literature, has fascinated other artists, writers and film makers. This special event will feature Paul Strathern, the distinguished Faber & Faber writer, talking about his book A Season in Abyssinia. This celebrated novel imagines Rimbaud’s life and relationships in period after he gave up poetry and became an adventurer and trader in Africa, going off to explore the interior of what is now Ethiopia and settling in the ‘forbidden’ city of Harar. Based on his own travels and research, Strathern has produced a funny and moving adventure story, and provided a fascinating addition to the literature about this famous French poet. Extracts from the novel will be read by the author.

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Tickets cost £6.50 if booked online

Otherwise tickets cost £8.50

(This event forms part of the Kings Place Festival, running from Fri 11-Sun 13 Sept, and multi-event discounts are also available)

Box office 020 7520 1490