Locus Solus

Locus Solus

by Raymond Roussel
     
 

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Extrait : "Ce jeudi de commençant avril, mon savant ami le maître Martial Canterel m'avait convié, avec quelques autres de ses intimes, à visiter l'immense parc environnant sa belle villa de Montmorency."

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Extrait : "Ce jeudi de commençant avril, mon savant ami le maître Martial Canterel m'avait convié, avec quelques autres de ses intimes, à visiter l'immense parc environnant sa belle villa de Montmorency."

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"Genius in its pure state."  —Jean Cocteau

"Things, words, vision and death, the sun and language make a unique form . . . Roussel in some way has defined its geometry."  —Michel Foucault

"Raymond Roussel belongs to the most important French literature of the beginning of the century."  —Alain Robbe-Grillet

John Ashbery
“There is hidden in Roussel something so strong, so ominous, and so pregnant with the darkness of the ‘infinite spaces’ that frightened Pascal, that one feels the need for some sort of protective equipment when one reads him.”
Michel Foucault
“Raymond Roussel’s works immediately absorbed me: I was taken by the prose style even before learning what was behind it—the process, the machines, the mechanisms—and no doubt when I discovered his process and his techniques, the obsessional side of me was seduced a second time by the shock of learning of the disparity between this methodically applied process, which was slightly naive, and the resulting intense poetry.”
Jean Cocteau
“Genius in its pure state. The Proust of dreams.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781847492739
Publisher:
Alma Books
Publication date:
10/10/2012
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Raymond Roussel was born into a wealthy Parisian family in 1877 and died in a hotel room in Palermo in 1933. His works have influenced such artists and writers as Marcel Duchamp (“Roussel showed me the way”), Alberto Giacometti, Kenneth Koch, Alain Robbe-Grillet, Leonardo Sciascia, Paul Auster, Georges Perec, and Jim Jarmusch.

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