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Paul Verlaine (March 30, 1844 – January 8, 1896)

Paul-Marie Verlaine was a French poet associated with the Symbolist movement. He is considered one of the greatest representatives of the fin de siècle in international and French poetry.
Born: March 30, 1844, Metz, France
Died: January 8, 1896, Paris, France
Spouse: Mathilde Mauté de Fleurville (m. 1870)
Education: Lycée Condorcet
Children: Georges Verlaine
Lived: Rue Haute Pierre, 57000 Metz, France (49.11712, 6.17148)
Buried: Batignolles Cemetery, Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France, Plot: Division 11

Jean Nicolas Arthur Rimbaud was a French poet born in Charleville, Ardennes. Paul-Marie Verlaine was a French poet associated with the Symbolist movement. Rimbaud sent Verlaine two letters containing several of his poems. Verlaine, who was intrigued by Rimbaud, sent a reply that stated, "Come, dear great soul. We await you; we desire you." Rimbaud arrived in late September 1871. Rimbaud and Verlaine began a short and torrid affair. Their stormy relationship eventually brought them to London in September 1872. In late June 1873, Verlaine returned to Paris alone, but quickly began to mourn Rimbaud's absence. On 8 July, he telegraphed Rimbaud, asking him to come to the Hotel Liège in Brussels. On the morning of 10 July, 1873, Verlaine bought a revolver. That afternoon Verlaine fired two shots at Rimbaud, wounding him. Rimbaud and Verlaine met for the last time in Mar. 1875, in Stuttgart, Germany. Rimbaud travelled extensively on three continents before his death from cancer just after his 37th birthday.
Together from 1871 to 1875: 4 years.
Jean Nicolas Arthur Rimbaud (October 20, 1854 – November 10, 1891)
Paul-Marie Verlaine (March 30, 1844 – January 8, 1896)



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The House of Verlaine, Verlaine’s birthplace in Metz, is a museum dedicated to the poet’s life and artworks.
Address: Rue Haute Pierre, 57000 Metz, France (49.11712, 6.17148)
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Who: Paul-Marie Verlaine (March 30, 1844 – January 8, 1896)
Paul Verlaine was a French poet associated with the Symbolist movement. He is considered one of the greatest representatives of the fin de siècle in international and French poetry. In September 1871 Verlaine received the first letter from Arthur Rimbaud (1854-1896.) Verlaine was intrigued by Rimbaud, and replied, "Come, dear great soul. We await you; we desire you," sending him a one-way ticket to Paris. Rimbaud arrived in late September 1871 and resided briefly in Verlaine’s home. Verlaine’s wife, Mathilde Mauté, was seventeen years old and pregnant, and Verlaine had recently left his job and started drinking. In later published recollections of his first sight of Rimbaud at the age of seventeen, Verlaine described him as having "the real head of a child, chubby and fresh, on a big, bony, rather clumsy body of a still-growing adolescent,” with a "very strong Ardennes accent that was almost a dialect.” His voice had "highs and lows as if it were breaking." By 1872, they were lovers. Rimbaud and Verlaine’s stormy affair took them to London in September 1872, a period over which Rimbaud would later express regret. During this time, Verlaine abandoned his wife and infant son (both of whom he had abused in his alcoholic rages.) In England they lived in considerable poverty in Bloomsbury and in Camden Town, scraping a living mostly from teaching, as well as an allowance from Verlaine’s mother. Rimbaud spent his days in the Reading Room of the British Museum where "heating, lighting, pens and ink were free.” The relationship between the two poets grew increasingly bitter. In late June 1873, Verlaine returned to Paris alone, but quickly began to mourn Rimbaud’s absence. On July 8, he telegraphed Rimbaud, asking him to come to the Hotel Liège in Brussels. The reunion went badly, they argued continuously, and Verlaine took refuge in heavy drinking. On the morning of July 10, Verlaine bought a revolver. About 16:00, "in a drunken rage,” he fired two shots at Rimbaud, one of them wounding the 18-year-old in the left wrist. Rimbaud initially dismissed the wound as superficial but had it dressed at the St-Jean hospital nevertheless. He did not immediately file charges, but decided to leave Brussels. About 20:00, Verlaine and his mother accompanied Rimbaud to the Gare du Midi railway station. On the way, by Rimbaud’s account, Verlaine "behaved as if he were insane.” Fearing that Verlaine "might give himself over to new excesses,” Rimbaud "ran off" and "begged a policeman to arrest him.” Verlaine was charged with attempted murder, then subjected to a humiliating medico-legal examination. He was also interrogated about his correspondence with Rimbaud and the nature of their relationship. The bullet was eventually removed on July 17, and Rimbaud withdrew his complaint. The charges were reduced to wounding with a firearm, and on August 8, 1873 Verlaine was sentenced to two years in prison. Rimbaud and Verlaine met for the last time in March 1875, in Stuttgart, after Verlaine’s release from prison and his conversion to Catholicism. By then Rimbaud had given up writing in favour of a steady, working life. Some speculate he was fed up with his former wild living, or that the recklessness itself had been the source of his creativity. Jean Nicolas Arthur Rimbaud was a French poet born in Charleville, Ardennes. He influenced modern literature and arts, and prefigured surrealism. He started writing poems at a very young age, while still in primary school, and stopped completely before he turned 21. He was mostly creative in his teens (17–20.) the critic Cecil Arthur Hackett wrote that his "genius, its flowering, explosion and sudden extinction, still astonishes.” Rimbaud was known to have been a libertine and for being a restless soul. He traveled extensively on three continents before his death from cancer just after his thirty-seventh birthday.



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At Batignolles Cemetery (8 rue saint just, 75017 Paris) is buried Paul Verlaine (1844-1896), French poet associated with the Symbolist movement. He is considered one of the greatest representatives of the fin de siècle in international and French poetry.



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