Charlotte Mandell has translated over 30 books, including work by Blanchot, Flaubert, Proust, Genet, Mathais Enard, and Jonathan Littell. Her translation of Apollinaire's "Zone" is here. An excerpt from her translation of Enard's _Zone_ is here. She lives in the Hudson Valley with the poet Robert Kelly. Her website is www.charlottemandell.com.
No one knows why Rimbaud stopped writing. Blanchot wrote an interesting essay about it in Faux Pas called "After Rimbaud."