Auteur: Soupault, Philippe
Titel: Last nights of Paris
Written in 1928 by one of the founders of the Surrealist movement, and translated the following year by William Carlos Williams (the two had been introduced in Paris by a mutual friend), `Last Nights of Paris' is related to Surrealist novels such as `Nadja' and `Paris Peasant', but also to the American expatriate novels of its day such as `Day of the Locust'. The story concerns the narrator’s obsession with a woman who leads him into an underworld that promises to reveal the secrets of the city itself' and in Williams’ wonderfully direct translation it reads like a lost great american novel. A vivid portrait of the city that entranced both its native writers and the Americans who traveled to it in the twenties, `Last Nights of Paris' is a rare collaboration between the literary circles at the root of both French and American modernism.
1993, 192 pag., Euro 14,33
Exact Change, Cambridge, ISBN 1878972057
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