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Raymond Roussel

Author: François Caradec
Publisher: London : Atlas Press, ©2001.
Series: Atlas arkhive, 8.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English
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Raymond Roussel was a poet, novelist, playwright, musician, chess enthusiast, neurasthenic, homosexual, drug addict, probable suicide, whose life was almost as bizarre as his unique literary opus.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Raymond Roussel; Raymond Roussel; Raymond Roussel
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: François Caradec
ISBN: 1900565110 9781900565110
OCLC Number: 47678080
Language Note: Translated from the rev. ed. published in French in 1997.
Description: 366 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Perfect Happiness 1877-1897 --
Raymond Roussel's Parents --
The Neuilly "Country House" --
Delicious Memories --
Marguerite Roussel and her Friends --
From Janson-de-Sailly to the Conservatoire --
A Sensation of Universal Glory --
La Doublure and the Nice Carnival --
Alphonse Lemerre and the failure of La Doublure --
Georges Roussel--the elder brother --
Mon Ame, Arthur Meyer and Le Gaulois --
Impressions of Africa 1898-1911 --
The Years of Prospecting --
Of Games and Dogs --
What Procedure, in Fact? --
Meeting with Jules Verne, Chiquenaude --
Germaine Roussel, Duchesse d'Elchingen --
Raymond Roussel and His Mother --
The Leiris Family --
A Gift for Imitation --
La Vue, Le Concert and La Source --
Marcel Proust, The Trip to Egypt --
Solitary Work on the Procedure --
Fun and Games --
Impressions d'Afrique --
Critics and Initiated Readers --
"Queer Notions" --
Charlotte Dufrene --
Obsessive Cleanliness --
Roussel at the Theatre --
The Trip to India --
Impressions d'Afrique at the Theatre Femina --
Marguerite Roussel Dies in Biarritz --
A Rich Bachelor Idler --
Locus Solus 1912-1922 --
Impressions d'Afrique at the Theatre Antoine --
Marguerite Roussel's Estate --
Michel Ney. Raymond Roussel as Host --
Locus Solus --
Paul Bourget, "Brilliant Author of Andre Cornelis" --
Robert de Montesquiou --
"A Warrior" --
Pages Choisies --
Pierre Frondaie, Adaptor of Roussel's Novels --
Around the World--Pierre Loti and Tahiti --
The Theatre Adaptation of Locus Solus --
Jules Verne and Eugene Leiris --
Letters to Robert de Montesquiou.
Series Title: Atlas arkhive, 8.
Other Titles: Raymond Roussel.
Responsibility: by François Caradec ; translation by Ian Monk.

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Raymond Roussel was a poet, novelist, playwright, musician, chess enthusiast, neurasthenic, homosexual, drug addict, probable suicide, whose life was almost as bizarre as his unique literary opus.

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