Locus Solus

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University of California Press, 1970 - 254 pages
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“Then Canterel, declaring that all the secrets of his park were now known to us, took the path back to the villa where all of us were soon united at a cheerful dinner.” I am not giving anything away ... Read full review

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"My fame will outshine that of Victor Hugo or Napoleon." - Raymond RousselWhile this wish of Roussel may not have been realized, he did inspire more artists than Napoleon ever did. Reading Locus Solus ... Read full review

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About the author (1970)

Eccentric writer Raymond Roussel was born in Paris, France in 1877. Although Roussel's works are very difficult to translate due to the complexity of their wordplay and his own attempts to translate them to the stage failed, he had a strong influence on a group of experimental Parisian writers known as OuLiPo, and on artists such as Salvador Dali and Marcel Duchamp. He died in Palermo, Italy in 1933.

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