Astonished Man

Astonished Man

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The extraordinary and much-requested first volume of Cendrars' autobiography, this account chronicles the author's exploits in the Foreign Legion-including the loss of his arm-before the narrative sets off across continents. From Africa to South America, Cendrars encounters everyone from Gallic gipsies to Piquita, the Mexican millionairess. And to all his encounters he brings the vitality, savage humor, and vivid observation that characterize his dazzling writing.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 260 pages
  • 164.08 x 197.1 x 21.84mm | 294.84g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0720612101
  • 9780720612103
  • 363,963

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"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
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About Blaise Cendrars

Blaise Cendrars was the author of more than 20 books and his works have been translated into 11 languages. A founder of the modern movement in literature, he inspired poets from John Dos Passos to Patti Smith.
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