Locus Solus

Locus Solus

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The wealthy scientist Martial Canterel guides a group of visitors through his expansive estate, Locus Solus, where he displays his various deranged inventions, each more spectacular than the last. First, he introduces a machine propelled by the weather, which constructs a mosaic out of varying hues of human teeth, then shows a hairless cat charged with a powerful electric battery, and next a bizarre theater in which corpses are reanimated with a special serum to enact the most important movements of their past lives. Wondrously imaginative and narrated with Roussel's deadpan wit, Locus Solusis unlike anything else ever written.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 135 x 201 x 18mm | 340g
  • United States
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 081122645X
  • 9780811226455
  • 290,726

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Genius in its pure state. The Proust of dreams.--Jean Cocteau
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848 ratings
4.11 out of 5 stars
5 44% (374)
4 34% (289)
3 14% (116)
2 5% (43)
1 3% (26)
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