Locus Solus

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University of California Press, 1970 - 254 pages
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Locus Solus

User Review  - Rupert Copeland Cunningham - Publishers Weekly

Reviewed by Seth Saterlee At his expansive estate on the outskirts of Paris, brilliant and eccentric scientist Martial Canterel leads a group of visitors on a tour through seven jarring, otherworldly ... Read full review

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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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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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