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Nadja [novel, Fiction, Story, Saga, Drama, Adventure, Enjoyable reading]

Andre Breton ; Richard Howard

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ISBN 10: 0802150268 / ISBN 13: 9780802150264
Published by Grove Weidenfeld 1960, Light Cover Shows Minor Soil, 1960
Condition: Good Clean Cond. Soft cover
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Paperback : soft cover edition in good plus condition, a typical used book with slight wear to edges and spine. Some minor bumping or creases. Overall good / nice copy of this scarce title. Excellent reading on the subject. A good book to enjoy and keep on hand for yourself. Or would make an ideal gift for the fan / reader in your life. Reading is one of the great pleasures in life. Size: FICTION / Adventure Story. Bookseller Inventory # 5029628

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Title: Nadja [novel, Fiction, Story, Saga, Drama, ...

Publisher: Grove Weidenfeld 1960, Light Cover Shows Minor Soil

Publication Date: 1960

Binding: Soft Cover

Illustrator: Black and White

Book Condition:Good Clean Cond.

Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket

Book Type: Surrealist Romance

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"Nadja, " originally published in France in 1928, is the first and perhaps best Surrealist romance ever written, a book which defined that movement's attitude toward everyday life.

The principal narrative is an account of the author's relationship with a girl in teh city of Paris, the story of an obsessional presence haunting his life. The first-person narrative is supplemented by forty-four photographs which form an integral part of the work -- pictures of various "surreal" people, places, and objects which the author visits or is haunted by in naja's presence and which inspire him to mediate on their reality or lack of it. "The Nadja of the book is a girl, but, like Bertrand Russell's definition of electricity as "not so much a thing as a way things happen, " Nadja is not so much a person as the way she makes people behave. She has been described as a state of mind, a feeling about reality, k a kind of vision, and the reader sometimes wonders whether she exists at all. yet it is Nadja who gives form and structure to the novel.

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Andre Breton, poet and writer, was the founder of the Surrealist movement in France, and is remembered as being its heart and soul. He died in 1966.Mark Polizzotti is a writer and translator, and also works in an editorial capacity for David Godine Publishers in the US.

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