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A collection of the best of Blaise Cendrars poetry. Includes three short prose pieces.
Hardcover, 273 pages
Published November 9th 1978 by Greenwood Press (first published September 28th 1966)
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Jason
Jan 22, 2009 rated it really liked it
Et le soleil était une mauvaise plaie
Qui s’ouvrait comme un brasier.


This is Blaise Cendrars. Simple poetry. and the sun was a fierce wound/ that burned like live coals. the rhyme creates the image in escapade, the rolling tongue that moves mountains. He creates landscapes just with the sound of the voice in the reading. But with the definition of the image, when it’s finally achieved—well, you already have your ecstasy through singing. But once you see it, it creates dimensionality—it creates hy
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Mar 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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Heather Hartley (Paris Editor of Tin House): Selected Writings of Blaise Cendrars is a delightful read, especially the long-lined, limpid poem, “Prose of the Transsiberian and of Little Jeanne of France,” with beautiful lines like I was in Moscow, where I was trying to nourish myself with flames / And I was not satisfied with the bell towers and the stations that my eyes turned to stars, as well as a refrain that appears in slightly different form throughout, It was in the time of my adolescence ...more
Gerald Mcgrattan
Sep 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Fabulous, I read this reasently for the n'th time and still loved it. Has one of my fav. poems.
Easter in New York. Superb.
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Frédéric Louis Sauser, better known as Blaise Cendrars, was a Swiss novelist and poet naturalized French in 1916. He was a writer of considerable influence in the modernist movement.

His father, an inventor-businessman, was Swiss, his mother Scottish. He spent his childhood in Alexandria, Naples, Brindisi, Neuchâtel, and numerous other places, while accompanying his father, who endlessly pursued bu
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