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By Surprise

3.67  ·  Rating Details ·  9 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
memoir, tr Randolph Hough
Hardcover, 110 pages
Published January 1st 1987 by Hanuman Books
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Jul 08, 2013 Vicky rated it it was ok
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Henri Michaux takes a drug and is taken by surprise at its effects, so this very short stream-of-consciousness book makes you follow him thru it, but I really couldn't follow him at all b/c I was—
not interested?
annoyed that I don't have first-hand experience of this drug, thus, feel detached?
trying to finish this in 1 train ride so that I could return it to Interlibrary Loan by the time I arrive to campus?
The intro to this is written by Allen Ginsberg.
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Henri Michaux was a highly idiosyncratic Belgian poet, writer and painter who wrote in the French language. Michaux is best known for his esoteric books written in a highly accessible style, and his body of work includes poetry, travelogues, and art criticism. Michaux travelled widely, tried his hand at several careers, and experimented with drugs, the latter resulting in two of his most ...more
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