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Adventures of Telemachus
Louis Hubert Aragon
1878972235
December 1997
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Poet and novelist Aragon (1897-1982) helped launch the dada and surrealist movements. In Telemachus, written in 1922 and newly translated for this first English edition, he does an irreverent spoof of the 17th century moralist Fenelon, who rewrote Homeric epic as a guide for princes and schoolboys. Along with MentorMinerva in dragTelemachus quests for his father Ulysses, who is dawdling amorously on the way back from Troy. But where Fenelon warns against women, Aragon indulges Telemachus in the erotic delights offered by petulant nymphs Calypso and Eucharis. Minerva and Calypso have a lesbian interlude. An amusing sequence takes place in Neptune's underwater brothel. Instead of fleeing temptation by diving in the sea to seek wisdom on a distant shore, Aragon's Telemachus tastes pleasure and wrestles with his...


Treatise on Style
Louis Aragon
0803210248
May 1991
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
This is a thoughtful translation of Aragon's Traite du Style , which originally appeared in 1928 at the confluence of Aragon's surrealist and Communist beliefs. In this brief work, Aragon takes on many of the big topics: religion, art, journalism, criticism, suicide, humor, language, Rimbaud, Freud, and so forth. All this acts as a prolog to the titular question of style, treated in the final quarter of the book. Without directly addressing the issues of style in surrealist literature and life, Aragon nonetheless explicates the genre. His diatribe involves wordplay and juxtapositions that are more surrealist than political, as subjective and opinionated as possible, and a great pleasure to read. Treatise on Style is essential for literature collections.- Janice Braun, Medical Histori cal Lib., Yale Univ.Copyright...


The Adventures of Telemachus (French Modernist Library Series)
Louis Hubert Aragon
0803210213
February 1988
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Poet and novelist Aragon (1897-1982) helped launch the dada and surrealist movements. In Telemachus, written in 1922 and newly translated for this first English edition, he does an irreverent spoof of the 17th century moralist Fenelon, who rewrote Homeric epic as a guide for princes and schoolboys. Along with MentorMinerva in dragTelemachus quests for his father Ulysses, who is dawdling amorously on the way back from Troy. But where Fenelon warns against women, Aragon indulges Telemachus in the erotic delights offered by petulant nymphs Calypso and Eucharis. Minerva and Calypso have a lesbian interlude. An amusing sequence takes place in Neptune's underwater brothel. Instead of fleeing temptation by diving in the sea to seek wisdom on a distant shore, Aragon's Telemachus tastes pleasure and wrestles with his...


Flesh Unlimited
Louis Aragon
1840681411
Mar 2006
Paperback
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Book Description

A compendium of four erotic/surrealist classics: Guillaume Apollinaire's Les Onze Mille Verges and Les Memoires d'un jeune don Juan, Louis Aragon's Le con d'Irene, and Aragon's 1929, co-written with fellow surrealist Benjamin Peret and augmented by photographs by Man Ray.

These are some of the finest examples of literary erotica ever produced, presented in new translations by Alexis Lykiard (translator of Lautreamont's Maldoror) and by Jeremy Reed; original, complete, and unexpurgated versions, with full introduction and notes.

About the Author
Founder member of the Dada Group and a key pre-cursor to Surrealism



Flesh Unlimited
Guillaume Apollinaire
1840680156
October 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
Flesh Unlimited is a compendium edition of three classic erotic/ surrealist novellas: Les Onze Mille Verges and Les Mémoires d'un Jeune Don Juan by Guillaume Appollinaire and Le Con d'Irène by Louis Aragon. Dadaist poet Guillaume Apollinaire fine-tuned his uniquely poetic and surreal vision to produce these two materpieces of the explicit erotic imagination at the turn of the century, works which compare with the best of the Marquis de Sade. In Les Onze Milles Verges, debauched aristocrat Mony Vibescu and a circle of fellow sybarites blaze a trail of uncontrollable lust, bloody cruelty and depravity across the streets of Europe. Whilst in Les Mémoires d'un Jeune Don Juan, a young man reminisces his sexual awakening at the hands of his aunt, his sister and their friends as he is utterly corrupted in a...


Paris Peasant
Louis Aragon
1878972103
February 1993
Paperback
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Book Description
surrealist novel, tr Simon Watson Taylor

Language Notes
Text: English, French (translation) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


Grand Disillusion: Francois Mitterrand and the French Left
Joseph P. Morray
0275957357
February 1997
Hardcover
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Book Description
This book traces the life of Francois Mitterrand from his youth as an ardent Catholic and supporter of Marshal Petain, to his career as a centrist politician of the Fourth Republic, through his capture of the leadership of the Socialist Party, leading to his election as President of France in 1981. During these years the Communist Party of France, influenced by such militants as the poet Louis Aragon, was evolving into a national party eager to participate in a joint effort with the Socialist Party to begin a rupture with capitalism through the election of Mitterrand as President. The reform of the Communist Party and the rise of Mitterrand led to the Union of the Left. In 1981, the Socialist Party had an absolute majority in the French Parliament plus support from the Communist Deputies. President Mitterrand could...


Marvelous Encounters: Surrealist Responses to Film, Art, Poetry, and Architecture
Willard Bohn
0838756115
July 2005
Hardcover
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Una Ola de Suenos
Louis Aragon
9507864474
Dec 2004
(Paperback) - Spanish
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Max Ernst: Life and Work
Werner Spies
0500976589
May 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
A penetrating, intimate portrayal of the creative life of an individual artist and of the artistic life of the twentieth century.Throughout his career, Max Ernst created fantastic worlds through images. But it is only when one sees his work in relation to the images of his personal life—his letters, photographs, poetry, and diaries, so brilliantly reproduced on these pages—that one begins to understand his world, a world spent at the epicenter of twentieth-century artistic life.Max Ernst: Life and Work draws on an unprecedented collection of source material, much of it published here for the first time, to present a compelling portrait of the artist's life and an intellectual portrait of the period. Edited by Werner Spies, a close friend of Max Ernst and the leading authority on his extraordinarily rich,...

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