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The Heresiarch and Co.

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A collection of outrageous short stories about heretics, provincial romantics, and adventurers in crime, The Heresiarch & Co. was Apollinaire's first book, and reportedly remained his favorite. Making full use of his encyclopedic knowledge of obscure historical, ecclesiastical, and geographical information, Apollinaire's stories rely neither on the dream, nor on juxtap ...more
Paperback, 156 pages
Published December 1st 2009 by Exact Change (first published 1910)
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Jan 04, 2016 Teresa rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: g-contos, n-italia, e1
Vários contos (fastidiosos) sobre o mesmo tema: Religião.
Li-os por alto, que não sou muito dada a martírios...
Reminded me of Marcel Schwob's Imaginary Lives and to a lesser extent Borges.
Apr 26, 2013 David rated it it was ok
There's a lot of fat to trim off this collection. Pretty much all the religious/Catholicism Vs Judaism/heretics/sainthood claptrap should be skipped without regret. It's dry, self-serving (apparently Guillaume fancied himself some kind of King of the Heretics), and there's far too much of it.

Although, if you know which stories to cut (or just push on and chew your way through the fat) you'll find some really lean and well crafted tales. 'The Sailor from Amsterdam' is dark and haunting and reads
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Aug 07, 2014 Andres Olave rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
un libro de cuentos que te da una idea de libertad creativa que a la edad que lo leí (16,17 años) me era completamente insospechada. una obra feliz a la que siempre vuelvo, que me acompaña a todos los lugares donde he vivido desde entonces...
Feb 22, 2009 S added it
L'Hérèsiarque et Cie, 1910
New York: Doubleday & Co, 1965
Rémy Inglis Hall, trans.
fairy tales x victorian gothic x macabre
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Wilhelm Albert Włodzimierz Apolinary Kostrowicki, known as Guillaume Apollinaire (in French pronounced [ɡijom apɔliˈnɛʁ]) was a French poet, writer, and art critic born in Italy to a Polish mother.

Among the foremost poets of the early 20th century, he is credited with coining the word surrealism and writing one of the earliest works described as surrealist, the play Les Mamelles de Tirésias (1917,
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