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Dernieres Nuits de Paris

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ISBN-10: 1878972057

ISBN-13: 9781878972057

Edition: 1992 (Reprint)

Authors: Philippe Soupault, William Carlos Williams

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Written in 1928 by one of the founders of the Surrealist movement, and translated the following year by William Carlos Williams (the two had been introduced in Paris by a mutual friend), Last Nights of Paris is related to Surrealist novels such as Nadja and Paris Peasant, but also to the American expatriate novels of its day such as Day of the Locust. The story concerns the narrator's obsession with a woman who leads him into an underworld that promises to reveal the secrets of the city itself... and in Williams' wonderfully direct translation it reads like a lost Great American Novel. A vivid portrait of the city that entranced both its native writers and the Americans who traveled to it…    
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Book details

List price: $13.95
Copyright year: 1992
Publisher: Exact Change
Publication date: 1/15/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 5.90" wide x 7.90" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.814
Language: English

Poet, artist, and practicing physician of Rutherford, New Jersey, William Carlos Williams wrote poetry that was experimental in form, ranging from imagism to objectivism, with great originality of idiom and human vitality. Credited with changing and directing American poetry toward a new metric and language, he also wrote a large number of short stories and novels. Paterson (1946--58), about the New Jersey city of that name, was his epic and places him with Ezra Pound of the Cantos as one of the great shapers of the long poem in this century. National recognition did not come early, but eventually Williams received many honors, including a vice-presidency of the National Institute of Arts…