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Sky : memoirs

Autore: Blaise Cendrars
Pubblicazione: New York : Paragon House, 1992.
Serie: European sources.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro a stampa : Biography : English : 1st American edVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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"In France, Blaise Cendrars (1887-1961), a friend of Chagall, Leger, Picasso, Braque, Picabia, and Modigliani, has emerged as one of the great figures of modernism. Together with Apollinaire, he brought cubism to French poetry. Anais Nin hailed him as "one of France's best writers," and the Village Voice called him "the Indiana Jones of French literature.""--BOOK JACKET. "Translated into English for the first time,  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/formato: Biographies
Biography
Persona nominata: Blaise Cendrars; Blaise Cendrars
Tipo materiale: Biography
Tipo documento Libro
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Blaise Cendrars
ISBN: 1557783195 9781557783196
Numero OCLC: 22732615
Note: Translation of: Le lotissement du ciel.
Descrizione: ix, 307 pages ; 24 cm.
Titolo della serie: European sources.
Altri titoli: Lotissement du ciel.
Responsabilità: Blaise Cendrars ; translated by Nina Rootes ; introduction by Marjorie Perloff.

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"In France, Blaise Cendrars (1887-1961), a friend of Chagall, Leger, Picasso, Braque, Picabia, and Modigliani, has emerged as one of the great figures of modernism. Together with Apollinaire, he brought cubism to French poetry. Anais Nin hailed him as "one of France's best writers," and the Village Voice called him "the Indiana Jones of French literature.""--BOOK JACKET. "Translated into English for the first time, Sky, the last of Cendrar's four autobiographical volumes, weaves together a dazzling collage of prose poetry, travel writing, reportage, detective story, and personal memoir. "His life itself reads like the Arabian Nights Entertainment," writes Henry Miller. In Sky Cendrars recounts his adventures in Russia during the revolution of 1905, in the trenches of World War I (where he lost his right arm), in Brazil in the 1920s, and behind the lines during World War II. The two wars run throughout as a unifying thread."--BOOK JACKET. "As the title announces, this is a memoir of the sky - of Cendrars's love of birds, levitation, and aviation. The opening of the book finds Cendrars, the great adventurer and traveler, sailing back from Brazil to Paris with 250 multi-colored birds, hoping to bring at least one of them alive to a child he loves. The second part moves back and forth between the author's recollections of life as a war correspondent in 1940 and an encyclopedic discourse on levitation he wrote in search of a patron saint of aviation (perhaps as compensation for the death of his young son, Remy, who was a pilot during the war)."--BOOK JACKET. "With unmatched exuberance, Cendrars writes on poetry, myths, existentialism, his life in Paris between the wars with the painter Delaunay and the Dadaists, and his exotic adventures in Brazil. His anecdotes of Russia, where he was a jeweler's assistant, are compelling and funny. His fiercely imaginative stories, such as one about a Brazilian coffee plantation owner who, obsessed with his love for Sarah Bernhardt, retreats into the wilderness, are magical. Descriptions of birds, stars, and countryside are sheer poetry. For good reason, Henry Miller writes how Cendrars has knocked me cold.""--Jacket.

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