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Nadja - André Breton, Richard Howard
Nadja
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Nadja, originally published in France in 1928, is the first and perhaps best Surrealist romance ever written, a book which defined that movement's attitude toward everyday life.The principal narrative is an account of the author's relationship with a girl in the city of Paris, the story of an... show more
Nadja, originally published in France in 1928, is the first and perhaps best Surrealist romance ever written, a book which defined that movement's attitude toward everyday life.The principal narrative is an account of the author's relationship with a girl in the city of Paris, the story of an obsessional presence haunting his life. The first-person narrative is supplemented by forty-four photographs which form an integral part of the work--pictures of various 'surreal' people, places, and objects which the author visits or is haunted by in Nadja's presence and which inspire him to meditate on their reality or lack of it.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780802150264 (0802150268)
ASIN: 802150268
Publisher: Grove Press
Pages no: 160
Edition language: English
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Garden-of-Stars
Garden-of-Stars rated it
3.5 Nadja
When assigning “Nadja” as the reading for next class, my professor gave us a rather cryptic warning that this book will split our class into two groups: those who loved it, and those who hated it. I didn’t find myself to be in either camp, however, as I found a little bit of both in this novel. I al...
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What I'm reading rated it
2.0 Nadja
Hated to read that for school. Probably should reread it since I know more about the period, the art scene, the artists and the literature of that time.
Ron Dakron
Ron Dakron rated it
5.0 Nadja
"Beauty will be convulsive or not at all." What can I add to that?
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