[PDF] ✩ Moravagine Author Blaise Cendrars – Tbjewellers.co.uk At once truly appalling and appallingly funny, Blaise Cendrars s Moravagine bears comparison with Naked Lunch except that it s a lot entertaining to read Heir to an immense aristocratic fortune, menta At once truly appalling and appallingly funny, Blaise Cendrars s Moravagine bears comparison with Naked Lunch except that it s a lot 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 unprecedented scientific collaboration, Moravagine travels from Moscow to San Antonio to deepest ia, engaged in schemes and scams as, among other things, terrorist, speculator, gold prospector, and pilot He also enjoys a busy sideline in rape and murder At last, the two friends return to Europe just in time for World War I, when the whole world was doing a Moravagine This new edition of Cendrars s underground classic is the first in English to include the author s afterword, How I Wrote Moravagine.
Fr d ric Louis Sauser, better known as Blaise Cendrars, was a Swiss novelist and poet naturalized French in He was a writer of considerable influence in the modernist movementHis father, an inventor businessman, was Swiss, his mother Scottish He spent his childhood in Alexandria, Naples, Brindisi, Neuch tel, and numerous other places, while accompanying his father, who endlessly pursued business schemes, none successfullyAt the age of fifteen, Cendrars left home to travel in Russia, Persia, China while working as a jewel merchant several years later, he wrote about this in his poem, Transiberien He was in Paris before , where he got in touch with several names of Paris b lle poque Guillaume Apollinaire, Modigliani, Marc Chagall and manyCendrars then traveled to America, where he wrote his first long poem P ques New York The next year appeared The Transsib rienWhen he came back to France, I World War was started and he joined the French Foreign Legion He was sent to the front line in the Somme where from mid December until February During the attacks in Champagne in September that Cendrars lost his right arm He described this war experience in the books La Main coup e After the war he returned to Paris, becaming an important part of the artistic community in Montparnasse There, among others, used to meet with other writers Paperback Ó Moravagine MOBI ´ such as Henry Miller, John Dos Passos and Ernest Hemingway During the s he published two long novels, Moravagine and Les Confessions de Dan Yack Into the s published a number of novelized biographies or volumes of extravagant reporting, such PDF Reader for the Connected World as L Or, based on the life of John August Sutter, and Rhum, reportage romance dealing with the life and trials of Jean Galmont, a misfired Cecil Rhodes of GuianaLa Belle Epoque was the great age of discovery in arts and letters Cendrars, very much of the epoch, was sketched by Caruso, painted by L on Bakst, by L ger, by Modigliani, by Chagall and in his turn helped discover Negro art, jazz, and the modern music of Les Six His home base was always Paris, for several years in the Rue de Savoie, later, for many years, in the Avenue Montaigne, and in the country, his little house at Tremblay sur Mauldre Seine et Oise , though he continued to travel extensively He worked for a short while in Hollywood in , at the time of the filming of Sutter s Gold From to , went so constantly to South America This life globertrottering life was pictured in his book Bourlinguer, published in Another remarkable works apparead in the s were L Homme Foudroy , La Main Coup e , Le Lotissement du Ciel , that constitute his best and most important work His last major work was published in , entitled Trop, C est Trop Sources.
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