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Moravagine by Blaise Cendrars
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Dec 06, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: black-comedy, literature-fantastique, surrealism-dada-classics

A dark, comic journey through the early 20th century and across Europe and the Americas that is part Verne and part Celine (except this ends instead of starts with World War One). The main characters are pretty horrible and disturbing and their adventures range from whimsical to pretty dark as they encounter a scary version of Russia during the 1905 revolt, trouble with Indians in America, hanging out with a monkey on an ocean liner, and finally a strangely heartbreaking ending in the aftermath of the world war. A travelogue, nihilist philosophy, black farce, and historical novel. Quite unlike much of anything else.
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