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This selection is from L'Espace du Dedans, which collected eight books of prose poems, sketches and free verse. Brilliantly translated by Richard Ellmann, Michaux asks readers to join him in a fantastic world of the imagination. It is a world where wry humor plays against horror--where Chaplin meets Kafka--a world of pure and rare invention.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780811201056
ISBN-10: 0811201058
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 132mm x 22mm)
Pages: 297
Imprint: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish Date: 22-Aug-1990
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Henri Michaux

Henri Michaux (1899-1984), born in Belgium, studied mysticism as a young man and traveled throughout South America and Asia before settling in Paris. He wrote more than twenty volumes of poetry and prose and showed paintings he created under the influence of mescaline. In 1965 he was awarded the French National Prize for Letters but refused the award, saying that it threatened his independence. Richard Ellmann was Goldsmiths' Professor at Oxford University and Woodruff Professor at Emory University. He achieved world fame for his biography of Joyce and wrote many scholarly and critical works, including two on Yeats.

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