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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.

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Fiction. "What has happened/ since Soupault gave him the novel/ the Dadaist novel/ to translate — /. The "Last Nights of Paris."/ "What has happened to Paris/ since that time?/ and to myself"?/ A World of Art/ That Through the Years has/ Survived!" (W.C.Williams). This classic novel by one of the founders of the Surrealist movement is once again available from SPD.

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By Philippe Soupault. Translated by William Carlos Williams.

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wildcatwalt, March 25, 2009 (view all comments by wildcatwalt)
William Carlos Williams did a splendid act of artistry in translating this sublime novel by Soupault. Williams was able to translate not just the words, but Soupault's rare gift to illuminate an environment in a literal everyday sense, and yet transcend the physical, dancing into the emotionally spiritual while never becoming absurd.

Pure mind silk.
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ISBN:
9781878972057
Translator:
Williams, William Carlos
Author:
Williams, William C.
Translator:
Williams, William Carlos
Author:
Soupault, Philippe
Publisher:
Exact Change
Location:
Cambridge, MA :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
France
Subject:
France Social life and customs 20th century Fiction.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Series Volume:
TPS-93-3.
Publication Date:
20080131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
7.58x5.99x.54 in. .61 lbs.

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Product details 192 pages Exact Change - English 9781878972057 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Fiction. "What has happened/ since Soupault gave him the novel/ the Dadaist novel/ to translate — /. The "Last Nights of Paris."/ "What has happened to Paris/ since that time?/ and to myself"?/ A World of Art/ That Through the Years has/ Survived!" (W.C.Williams). This classic novel by one of the founders of the Surrealist movement is once again available from SPD.
"Synopsis" by , By Philippe Soupault. Translated by William Carlos Williams.
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