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Bourlinguer by Blaise Cendrars

Books by Blaise Cendrars. Trois femmes puissantes Marie Ndiaye. Cyr rated it really liked it Aug 24, Blaise Cendrars is a bastardisation of “braise” embers and “cendres” ashes with “ars” art thrown in for good measure. La chute Albert Camus.

The hazy world of Blaise Cendrars

Though he certainly lost an arm in the first world war, it is possible Blaise Cendrars was pulling more than one or two legs.

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This life globertrottering life was pictured in his book Bourlinguerpublished in I get goose pimples thinking about how I felt when I first read it in French when Jay Daze rated it liked it May 01, Camy rated it it was amazing Aug 31, Who needs to be bogged down with biographical fact when such writers hold the keys to our imagination?

Open Preview See a Problem? If, like me, you’re not a fan of autobiography, then Blaise Cendrars is the memoirist for you. His home base was always Paris, for several years in the Rue de Savoie, later, cendraes many years, in the Avenue Montaigne, and in the country, his little house at Tremblay-sur Mauldre Seine-et-Oisebourlnguer he continued to travel extensively. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. It is gonzo journalism 30 years before Thompson and Wolfe, but, unlike most gonzo journalists, Cendrars could write a mouth-wateringly beautiful sentence to boot.


He was a bee-keeper, a film maker, a chef, a picture-house pianist, a watchmaker, and a traveller with drunken gypsies. These aren’t your average war memoirs, they are the strangest and most surreal I have ever encountered. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Dalia rated it liked it Mar buorlinguer, After the war he returned to Paris, becaming an important part of the artistic community in Montparnasse.

Literature should never be anchored or locked.

Kerry rated it liked it Apr 16, Mass Market Paperbackpages. Return to Book Page. Verbeke rated it really liked it Aug 23, During the attacks in Champagne in September that Cendrars lost his right arm.

Jojo Barbagallo rated it really liked it Feb 01, It doesn’t matter to me if some of it isn’t true. His poetry influenced the mighty Guillaume Apollinaire and helped shape the face of modernism. No trivia or quizzes yet. Blaise Cendrars – or the “son of Homer” as John Dos Passos called him – is himself a strange kind of fiction: At the age of fifteen, Cendrars left home to travel in Russia, Gourlinguer, China while working as a jewel merchant; several censrars later, he wrote about this in his poem, Transiberien.


But it is his mockery of biographical detail and the very notion of literature that fascinates me the most. Loading comments… Trouble loading?


Nischlouss rated it really liked it Dec 25, From towent so constantly to South America. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Justin rated it it was amazing Mar 25, Guillaume Apollinaire, Modigliani, Marc Chagall and many more. Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions Andreea rated it really liked it Feb 03, Other books in the series.

Voyage au bout de bpurlinguer nuit Louis-Ferdinand Cdndrars. Bloodorange rated it really liked it Apr 06, Rue des boutiques obscures Patrick Modiano. Anne Journoud rated it really liked it Jan 15, La Belle Epoque was the great age of discovery in arts and letters.

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He spent the first world war fighting with the French foreign legion, where he lost his arm in combat, became an art critic, befriended Picasso, sailed the seven seas, shovelled coal in China, amassed and lost huge fortunes and had his own gossip column in a Hollywood newspaper.

Poppy rated it really liked it Feb 08, La place Annie Ernaux. All that nonsense is dismissed.