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'Patrick White acknowledged that he was "soaked in Rimbaud". Five poems in his novels are linked to Rimbaud. Their main themes are ones important also in Rimbaud's poems: the need to escape a constrictive mother by fleeing into the freedom of the imagination, followed by a fear of that very freedom. ... Ultimately both writers yielded in defeat to the stronger figure of their mother. After a final tribute to his mother, White turned to other subjects; Rimbaud abandoned poetry altogether' (99).

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    y separately published work icon Commonwealth Commonwealth : Essays and Studies vol. 27 no. 2 Spring 2005 Z1275874 2005 periodical issue 2005 pg. 99-110
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