Babylon is a landmark of Surrealist literature, an enduring achievement of one of its leading figures, Rene Crevel. Crevel explores the private worlds of children and their sexual imaginations in this important novel, now republished in the prestigious Sun & Moon Classics.
A free-spirited young girl witnesses her father elope with a beautiful English cousin, the chambermaid run off with and then kill the gardener, her grandmother seduce her mother's new fiance, and her mother finally accept an arranged marriage with the bizarre Mac-Louf, darling of the Society for Protection by Rational Experience.
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Review: BabylonUser Review - K. - Goodreads
"Doubtless she was still in no great hurry to return to a diet of boiled beef and common prayer, for all she truly loved was her liberty, coconuts, and the thighs of young men, particularly in the tall grasses of an equatorial noon." Read full review
Review: BabylonUser Review - Maddy - Goodreads
This book began perfectly, but got lost somewhere in the middle. Read full review