The Kingdom of Farfelu: With Paper Moons

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Fiction. Translated from the French by W.B. Keckler. Together in one volume, the first-ever English translations of Andre Malraux's two most extreme works of fiction: the voluptuous surrealist novella The Kingdom of Farfelu (1928), and Paper Moons, a funny, ferociously absurdist novella from 1921. "Those who thought they knew Malraux as the heroic adventurer, fierce moralist, and author of Man's Fate, should be prepared to have their minds blown."--New York Press. French writer and politician Andre Malraux ...
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Overview


Fiction. Translated from the French by W.B. Keckler. Together in one volume, the first-ever English translations of Andre Malraux's two most extreme works of fiction: the voluptuous surrealist novella The Kingdom of Farfelu (1928), and Paper Moons, a funny, ferociously absurdist novella from 1921. "Those who thought they knew Malraux as the heroic adventurer, fierce moralist, and author of Man's Fate, should be prepared to have their minds blown."--New York Press. French writer and politician Andre Malraux (1901-1976) was one of the most distinguished novelists of the 20th century. He is the author of The Royal Way, Man's Fate, The Walnut Trees of Altenburg, Saturn: An Essay on Goya, and Lazarus, to list only some favorites among his many titles.
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Written in 1928 and 1921, respectively, these two novellas were early works in the author's career. Both texts are dotted with simple illustrations. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781879193130
  • Publisher: Fugue State Press
  • Publication date: 6/1/2005
  • Pages: 100
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.25 (d)

Meet the Author


French novelist, art historian, and statesman, who became an active supporter of General Charles de Gaulle and, after de Gaulle was elected president in 1958, served for 10 years as France's minister of cultural affairs. His major works include the novel La Condition humaine (1933; Man's Fate); Les Voix du silence (1951; The Voices of Silence), a history and philosophy of world art; and Le Mus‚e imaginaire de la sculpture mondiale (1952-54; Museum Without Walls).
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