Tuesday, December 21, 2004


Fickle Fame

In an Agence France-Presse story from Harar, Ethiopia:
French and African writers met in Harar to celebrate the 19th century French poet Arthur Rimbaud, who spent more than a decade of his life in the eastern Ethiopian town after turning his back on writing .... There are few remaining traces of Rimbaud in the town, and many of the town's residents confuse the poet with the American film character "Rambo".
Many of the world's residents, too, I'd wager.

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