A novel, translated by Christine Donougher. Published at the close of the Second World War, "The Experience of Night" achieved celebrity among the surrealists as the masterpiece of "the French Kafka." Dream and reality are indistinguishable in its dusky world. Marcel Adrien sees the sign of an opthalmologist, and enters to inquire about having his eyes checked, only to find that he is expected. The mysterious Dr. Fohat has files on his future clients; his regimen is a new way of seeing, a new eye. "You have to lose your way seven times in the earth's labyrinth to be familiar with the echo, guardian of metals and stones, residing in its vaults...."