With Monsieur Dudron's Adventure and Other Metaphysical Writings
Giorgio De Chirico

The artist Giorgio de Chirico’s novel Hebdomeros is astonishing dream-like book of situations and landscapes reminiscent of his paintings. In his introduction John Ashbery calls the book "the finest work of Surrealist fiction," noting that de Chirico "invented for the occasion a new style and a new kind of novel… his long run-on sentences, stitched together with semi-colons, allow a cinematic freedom of narration… his language, like his painting, is invisible: a transparent but dense medium containing objects that are more real than reality."

Hebdomeros is presented here in an excellent translation from the French that has until now been available only in an obscure limited edition; and it is accompanied by an appendix of previously untranslated or uncollected writings, including M. Dudron’s Adventure, a second, fragmentary novel translated by John Ashbery.

Title Hebdomeros
Subtitle With Monsieur Dudron's Adventure and Other Metaphysical Writings
Author Giorgio De Chirico
Publisher Exact Change
Title First Published 01 February 1993
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 280 p.
ISBN-10 1878972065
ISBN-13 9781878972064
Publication Date 01 February 1993
Main content page count 280
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $17.95

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