Clémentine Portier-Kaltenbach 4:45 p.m., December 20, 2021

Vitalie Cuif (1825-1907) gave birth to one of the greatest French poets: the incandescent Arthur Rimbaud (1854-1891).

After her marriage to a soldier with a adventurous spirit, Vitalie gives birth to five children.

Unfortunately, she will have to raise them alone because her husband, Frédéric, leaves the family home for good when Arthur is only six years old.

Abandoned, neither widow nor divorced, Vitalie is left to her own devices.

This peasant girl raises her offspring the hard way and puts all her hopes on young Arthur.

The poet describes it as follows: "As inflexible as seventy-five lead-cap administrations" ... But did she not inspire him to his most beautiful rebellious adolescent verses? A look back at the stormy and tender relationship between Arthur Rimbaud and his mother.

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