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Impressions Of Africa French Literature Series

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Author: Raymond Roussel
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
ISBN: 9781564786241
Size: 78.50 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 280
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Book Description: The long-awaited new translation of the most dazzling and unclassifiable work of fiction in any language. In a mythical African land, some shipwrecked and uniquely talented passengers stage a grand gala to entertain themselves and their captor, the great chieftain Talou. In performance after bizarre performance—starring, among others, a zither-playing worm, a marksman who can peel an egg at fifty yards, a railway car that rolls on calves’ lungs, and fabulous machines that paint, weave, and compose music—Raymond Roussel demonstrates why it is that Andre´ Breton termed him “the greatest mesmerizer of modern times.” But even more remarkable than the mind-bending events Roussel details—as well as their outlandish, touching, or tawdry backstories—is the principle behind the novel’s genesis, a complex system of puns and double-entendres that anticipated (and helped inspire) such movements as Surrealism and Oulipo. Newly translated and with an introduction by Mark Polizzotti, this edition of Impressions of Africa vividly restores the humor, linguistic legerdemain, and conceptual wonder of Raymond Roussel’s magnum opus.


New Impressions Of Africa

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Author: Raymond Roussel
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691156034
Size: 59.41 MB
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Category : Poetry
Languages : en
Pages : 264
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Book Description: Poet, novelist, playwright, and chess enthusiast, Raymond Roussel (1877-1933) was one of the French belle époque's most compelling literary figures. During his lifetime, Roussel's work was vociferously championed by the surrealists, but never achieved the widespread acclaim for which he yearned. New Impressions of Africa is undoubtedly Roussel's most extraordinary work. Since its publication in 1932, this weird and wonderful poem has slowly gained cult status, and its admirers have included Salvador Dalì--who dubbed it the most "ungraspably poetic" work of the era--André Breton, Jean Cocteau, Marcel Duchamp, Michel Foucault, Kenneth Koch, and John Ashbery. Roussel began writing New Impressions of Africa in 1915 while serving in the French Army during the First World War and it took him seventeen years to complete. "It is hard to believe the immense amount of time composition of this kind of verse requires," he later commented. Mysterious, unnerving, hilarious, haunting, both rigorously logical and dizzyingly sublime, it is truly one of the hidden masterpieces of twentieth-century modernism. This bilingual edition of New Impressions of Africa presents the original French text and the English poet Mark Ford's lucid, idiomatic translation on facing pages. It also includes an introduction outlining the poem's peculiar structure and evolution, notes explaining its literary and historical references, and the fifty-nine illustrations anonymously commissioned by Roussel, via a detective agency, from Henri-A. Zo.


Impressions Of Africa

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Author: Raymond Roussel
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 46.22 MB
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Category : Africa
Languages : en
Pages : 317
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Book Description: While shipwrecked in a mythical African land, passengers stage a gala and entertain the chieftain Talou, their captor, with bizarre performances, including a zither-playing worm, a marksman who can peel an egg at fifty yards, and others.


New Impressions Of Africa

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Author: Raymond Roussel
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 12.88 MB
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Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 32
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Bilder Aus S D Afrika

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Author: James Bryce
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3864444926
Size: 24.72 MB
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Category :
Languages : de
Pages : 496
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Book Description: Bryce beschreibt in diesem Buch S d-Afrika. Nachdruck des Originals von 1900.


Impressions Of Africa

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Author: Alain Pons
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781901268393
Size: 35.26 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Nature
Languages : en
Pages : 152
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Book Description: Each page illustrates the emotional attraction of the continent's very being - the grandeur, the natural beauty and the multifarious animal kingdom - and inspires a dream of the magic of Africa, the land of mans' origin. The photographer's early training as a graphic designer is apparent in the way the pictures 'come alive' on the page, their dramatic effect is further enhanced by being produced in black and white, a genre sadly under-used these days.


The Bonds Of Africa

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Author: Owen Letcher
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 51.21 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Africa
Languages : en
Pages : 255
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Impressions Of Africa

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Author: Francis Ernest Lloyd
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 80.47 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 8
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Impressions Of Western Africa

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Author: Thomas Joseph Hutchinson
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 71.50 MB
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Category : Africa, West
Languages : en
Pages : 313
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Impressions Of Africa

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Author: Raymond Roussel
Publisher: Alma Books
ISBN: 0714546534
Size: 74.90 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 257
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Book Description: The first of Roussel's two major prose works, Impressions of Africa is not, as the title may suggest, a conventional travel account, but an adventure story put together in a highly individual fashion and with an unusual time sequence, whereby the reader is even made to choose whether to begin with the first or the tenth chapter.


Locus Solus

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Author: Patrick Besnier
Publisher: TURNER
ISBN:
Size: 71.33 MB
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Category : Art
Languages : en
Pages : 306
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Book Description: The author, who always kept his distance from the avant-garde and from the literary movements of his times (because, in the words of Andre Breton, he was "fully determined to follow no inclination other than that of his spirit") reveals in the aforementioned text that he started out by inventing two phrases that were phonetically almost identical but had very different meanings, to later try to write a story that could start with one of them and end with the other. Using variations of this process he created his two most emblematic works, Locus Solus and Impressions of Africa, which give this exhibition its name. The show analyses the influence that Raymond Roussel has had on modern and contemporary art, by looking at a broad array of works in a variety of formats (paintings, photos, sculptures, ready-mades, installations, videos...) by about thirty different artists.