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Moravagine( )
Author: Cendrars, Blaise
Translator: Brown, Alan
Introduction by: La Farge, Paul
Publication Date:Aug 2004
Publisher:New York Review of Books, Incorporated, The
Imprint:NYRB Classics
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $16.95
Book Description:

At once truly appalling and appallingly funny, Blaise Cendrars's Moravagine bears comparison with Naked Lunch--except that it's a lot more entertaining to read. Heir to an immense aristocratic fortune, mental and physical mutant Moravagine is a monster, a man in pursuit of a theorem that will justify his every desire. Released from a hospital for the criminally insane by his starstruck psychiatrist (the narrator of the book), who foresees a companionship in crime that will also be an...
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Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.148 x 7.878 x 0.546 Inches
Book Weight:0.572 Pounds
Author Biography
Cendrars, Blaise (Author)
Blaise Cendrars was born Frédéric-Louis Sauser in Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland on September 1, 1887. He left school in 1904 to work as an apprentice to a clockmaker in St. Petersburg. While fighting for the French in World War I, he lost his right arm, but taught himself to type left-handed. He wrote novels, poems, plays, and short stories. His first novel, L'Or, which focused on the California gold rush, was eventually made into the American movie Sutter's Gold. His other works include Christmas at the Four Corners of the Earth, Rhum, Lice, and the long poem Easter in New York. He chronicled his experiences in Hollywood in articles for Paris-Soir, which was published as a book, Hollywood: Mecca of the Movies, in 1995. He was considered a prime catalyst of the modernist movement and received the Prix Litteraire de la Ville de Paris. He died on January 21, 1961 at the age of 74.


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