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Raymond Roussel and the republic of dreams

Author: Mark Ford
Publisher: Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This is the first-length account of Roussel's life and oeuvre in English. Mark Ford, himself a poet, traces the evolution of Roussel's bizarre compositional methods, and describes the idiosyncrasies of a life structured as obsessively as his work. The story he tells is at once enchanting, heart-breaking and scarcely credible. Could even Proust or Nabokov, one feels at its conclusion, have invented a character as  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Raymond Roussel; Raymond Roussel; Raymond Roussel; Raymond Roussel
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Ford
ISBN: 0801438640 9780801438646 0571174094 9780571174096
OCLC Number: 44627154
Description: xxviii, 312 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Mark Ford.

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Raymond Roussel's poetry, novels and plays have had a significant influence on the work of many of the 20th century's writers. This account of Roussel's life and oeuvre traces the evolution of his  Read more...

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