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Astonished Man : Peter Owen Modern Classics - Blaise Cendrars

Astonished Man

Peter Owen Modern Classics

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Cendrars recounts the Foreign Legion (including the loss of his arm), his exploits in Africa and South America, and his encounters with everyone from Gallic gipsies to Piquita, the Mexican millionairess. To all his encounters he brings the vitality, savage humor and vivid observation that characterize his dazzling writing.

Industry Reviews

'Highly styled, cruel, rude, splendid stuff.' - SUNDAY TIMES 'Exuberant, bizarre, picaresque... the only great modern writer to get his arm blown off in the Foreign Legion.' - GRANTA 'What a writer learns from Cendrars is to follow his nose, to obey life's commands, to worship no other god but life.' - HENRY MILLER 'That astonishing fireball of an author.' - DAILY TELEGRAPH 'An extraordinary man who also happened to be an extraordinary writer.' - IRISH TIMES

ISBN: 9780720612103
ISBN-10: 0720612101
Series: Peter Owen Modern Classics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 260
Published: 5th April 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.68 x 12.7  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.3