Last Nights Of Paris
Last Nights Of Paris
Philippe Soupault

Written in 1928 by one of the founders of the Surrealist movement, and translated the following year by William Carlos Williams (the two had been introduced in Paris by a mutual friend), Last Nights of Paris is related to Surrealist novels such as Nadja and Paris Peasant, but also to the American expatriate novels of its day such as Day of the Locust. The story concerns the narrator's obsession with a woman who leads him into an underworld that promises to reveal the secrets of the city itself... and in Williams' wonderfully direct translation it reads like a lost Great American Novel. A vivid portrait of the city that entranced both its native writers and the Americans who traveled to it in the 20s, Last Nights of Paris is a rare collaboration between the literary circles at the root of both French and American Modernism.

Title Last Nights Of Paris
Author Philippe Soupault
Publisher Exact Change
Title First Published 15 January 2008
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 192 p.
ISBN-10 1878972057
ISBN-13 9781878972057
Publication Date 15 January 2008
Main content page count 192
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $13.95

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