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Moravagine

Author: Blaise Cendrars; Alan Brown
Publisher: New York : New York Review Books, ©2004.
Series: New York Review Books classics.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cendrars, Blaise, 1887-1961.
Moravagine.
New York : New York Review Books, c2004
(OCoLC)648605848
Named Person: Blaise Cendrars
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Blaise Cendrars; Alan Brown
ISBN: 1590170636 9781590170632
OCLC Number: 55887400
Notes: Includes the author's afterword How I wrote Moravagine.
Description: xviii, 229 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Part 1. The spirit of an age --
Internship --
An international sanitorium --
Case histories and files --
Part 2. Life of Moravagine, an idiot --
His origins-his childhood --
His escape --
Our disguises --
Arrival in Berlin --
His education --
Jack the Ripper --
Arrival in Russia --
Mascha --
Crossing the Atlantic --
Our rambles in America --
The Blue Indians --
Back to Paris --
Aviation --
The war --
Sainte Marguerite Island --
Morphine --
The planet Mars --
Case histories and files.
Series Title: New York Review Books classics.
Other Titles: Moravagine.
Responsibility: Blaise Cendrars ; translated from the French by Alan Brown ; introduction by Paul La Farge.
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"Rip-roaring fiction and imaginative adventuring on all planes of experience."-- "Times Literary Supplement""Moravagine seeks damnation and extinction with a glee unequaled in literature. The only Read more...

 
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