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Sky: Memoirs (Blaise Cendrars autobiography)

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In France, Blaise Cendrars (1887-1961), a friend of Chagall, Leger, Picasso, Braque, Picabia, and Modigliani, has emerged as one of the great figures of modernism. Together with Apollinaire, he brought cubism to French poetry. Anais Nin hailed him as "one of France's best writers, " and the Village Voice called him "the Indiana Jones of French literature." Translated into ...more
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Published October 9th 1996 by Da Capo Press (first published 1949)
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Mar 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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I don't know of a single author who has contributed to my already quite extensive vocabulary (apart for perhaps the Bard himself) as the flaming ember himself. Prior to reading this exquisite manifestation of words and thoughts I would have considered the very act of levitation a miracle. Now when I realize how trivial and commonplace mere levitation is I take great joy and satisfaction to find out that there are those who have actually mastered the art of " flying backwards".

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Fx Smeets
Aug 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
There is no rating Cendrars. Le Lotissement du Ciel is one of his last books and probably his masterpiece. I can only hope that this Swiss writer, unknown to the English readers, will find a new public in our 21st century.
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this is an exquisite book. too bad i've never met anyone who has ever read or seen it
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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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