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Nadja (Paperback)

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By Andre Breton, Richard Howard (Translator)
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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 teh 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 naja's presence and which inspire him to mediate on their reality or lack of it. -The Nadja of the book is a girl, but, like Bertrand Russell's definition of electricity as -not so much a thing as a way things happen, - Nadja is not so much a person as the way she makes people behave. She has been described as a state of mind, a feeling about reality, k a kind of vision, and the reader sometimes wonders whether she exists at all. yet it is Nadja who gives form and structure to the novel.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780802150264
ISBN-10: 0802150268
Publisher: Grove Press
Publication Date: January 11th, 1994
Pages: 160
Language: English