The Astonished Man

The 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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ISBN-13: 9780720612103
Publisher: Chicago Review Press Inc DBA Independ Pub Grp
Publication date: 12/27/2004
Series: Peter Owen Modern Classics Series
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 1,142,475
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

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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