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What does Arthur Rimbaud, the enfant terrible of French symbolism, have in common with Patti Smith?

Andy Gill, Independent, The, 18 October 2007

MOST PEOPLE'S MINDS, as they enter their sixties, probably turn to thoughts of retirement and a sedate glide along the gentle lower slopes of life's piste. Not so Patti Smith, whose career is progressing at a pace unequalled since her '70s heyday when, as rock's premier poetess, she served as errant godmother to the burgeoning punk movement.

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