Scholar of the Dark Armchair
is the name of an elegant new blog. The name comes from Rimbaud's poem Enfance
(tr. A.S. Kline):
I'm the scholar in the dark armchair. Branches and rain fling themselves at the library casement.
Je suis le savant au fauteuil sombre. Les branches et la pluie se jettent à la croisée de la bibliothèque.
The scholar and author of the blog is Katie Gray. She is a law student, but her intellectual interests are obviously wide-ranging. She also happens to be my niece. Welcome to the blogosphere, Katie!