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Paris Peasant

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Published by Exact Change .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Modern fiction,
  • Aragon, Louis - Prose & Criticism,
  • Sociology,
  • Fiction,
  • General,
  • Fiction / Literary,
  • Social Science,
  • Literary

Book details:

Edition Notes

ContributionsLouis Aragon (Translator)
The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages228
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8675762M
ISBN 101878972103
ISBN 109781878972101
OCLC/WorldCa31941553

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Summary: "Paris Peasant () is one of the central works of Surrealism, yet Exact Change's edition is the first US publication of Simon Watson Taylor's authoritative translation, completed after consultations with the author. Unconventional in form―Aragon consciously avoided recognizable narration or character development―Paris Peasant is, in the author's words, “a . Le Paysan de Paris is a surrealist book about places in Paris by Louis Aragon which was first published in by Editions Gallimard. It was dedicated to the surrealist painter André Masson and its preface was on the theme of a modern : Louis Aragon. The Peasant of Paris combines minute descriptions of scenes and objects, humorous anecdotes, and philosophical reflections: all to create a reality that goes far beyond the literal or visual. Another love affair with Paris: that of the renowned artist and photo- grapher Henri Cartier‑Bresson who chose this book to illustrate with seven. Description of the book "Paris Peasant": "Paris Peasant" () is one of the central works of Surrealism, yet Exact Change's edition is the first U.S. publication of Simon Watson Taylor's authoritative translation, completed after consultations with the author.

Paris Peasant () is one of the central works of Surrealism, yet Exact Change's edition is the first US publication of Simon Watson Taylor's authoritative translation, completed after consultations with the author. The "Edelweiss Saga" is based on an old tale and has an ecological touch, while "The New Shooting Range" is a fantasy developed from a real experience of cultural clashes in the Alps. "Don't Queue" is based on the true story of a Royal Norwegian visit to Geneva, and "A Peasant in Paris" is entirely autobiographical.   Paris Peasant is a surrealist masterpiece that uses every resource of language to evoke Paris and the extraordinary Buttes-Chaumont park . ― Louis Aragon, Paris Peasant “O imperceptible movements of bodies, you signify, each time, a great philosophical resolution of the shadows: gentle translations, none of the wilfulness of your birth is lost. It is the hour of the frisson which bears an astonishing resemblance to a stroke of black ink. We are delighted to be inkwells.”Cited by: 3.

  Unconventional in form—Aragon consciously avoided recognizable narration or character development— Paris Peasant is, in the author's words, “a mythology of the modern.” The book uses the city of Paris as a stage or framework, and Aragon interweaves his text with images of related ephemera: café menus, maps, inscriptions on monuments and newspaper . "Paris Peasant" () is one of the central works of Surrealism, yet Exact Change's edition is the first U.S. publication of Simon Watson Taylor's authoritative translation, completed after.   Paris Peasant () is one of the central works of Surrealism, yet Exact Change's edition is the first US publication of Simon Watson Taylor's authoritative translation, completed after consultations with the : Exact Change.   Unconventional in form--Aragon consciously avoided recognizable narration or character development--Paris Peasant is, in the author's words, -a mythology of the modern.- The book uses the city of Paris as a stage, or framework, and Aragon interweaves his text with images of related ephemera: cafe menus, maps, inscriptions on monuments and /5(30).