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Traineraz
Posted on Wednesday, July 10, 2002 - 1:29 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Hence the evidence of pederasty.
_Blackjack
Posted on Wednesday, July 10, 2002 - 1:27 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post


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Although not yet two years old, their relationship was in such sexual



Two years old! That's awful young to be involved in a sexual relationship!
Pataphysician
Posted on Wednesday, July 10, 2002 - 12:15 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

"Situations have ended sad,
Relationships have all been bad.
Mine've been like Verlaine's and Rimbaud."

- Bob Dylan
Admin
Posted on Wednesday, July 10, 2002 - 11:42 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Today in literary history
On this day in 1873, Paul Verlaine shot Arthur Rimbaud in a Brussels hotel, wounding him in the wrist. Although not yet two years old, their relationship was in such sexual, emotional, financial and absinthe confusion that no specific motive seems relevant, but the Belgian courts were determined to convict Verlaine of assault, and gave him the maximum two-year sentence. Rimbaud's attempts to testify on Verlaine's behalf, and then to withdraw charges, were ignored; condemnations from Verlaine's jilted wife were entertained, as were political charges relayed from Paris; and given even greater sway was the report of the police doctors, which attested, in great anatomical detail, "that P. Verlaine bears on his person traces of habitual pederasty, both active and passive."


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