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.
- Paperback | 256 pages
- 135 x 201 x 18mm | 340g
- 28 Mar 2017
- New Directions Publishing Corporation
- United States
Genius in its pure state. The Proust of dreams.--Jean Cocteau