Fontainas Cafe, Brussels, Belgium
Joseph Quigley at Major Paris by Luc Coiffait for GQ China
"What are you reading?"
"Rimbaud. He’s a 19th Century French poet that turned romanticism on its head. Before him, poets tended to associate nature with order and harmony, and extended that to man. He was the first to really describe nature and man as chaotic and unpredictable. He was especially good at expressing teenage angst."
"OK, I’ll give you 60 seconds to find a passage that demonstrates what you just said."
Here’s what he chose:
The wolf howled under the leaves
And spit out the prettiest feathers
Of his meal of fowl:
Like him I consume myself.