By the time he was nineteen, this astonishing adolescent had mastered and then assaulted the classical beauty of the Look at the pages of Illuminations: not one resembles another. From page to page, Rimbaud shifts shapes: some of the poems... Illuminations est un recueil de Rimbaud sur lequel ont pesé un certain nombre d'interrogations.
Illuminations include some autobiographical allusions to his voyant (visionary) period, which began in 1869; but Illuminations is neither a confession nor an apology. Arthur Rimbaud, Illuminations, as translated by Louise Varese and first published in 1946: Childhood, Side Show Mr. Arthur Rimbaud was born from a good middle-class family in Charleville (Ardennes) where he made excellent and rather revolted studies. Illuminations, Arthur Rimbaud Illuminations is an incompleted suite of prose poems by the French poet Arthur Rimbaud, first published partially in La Vogue (fr), a Paris literary review, in May-June 1886.