Planus by Blaise Cendrars (Keith Cunningham Dust Jacket)

ISBN: 0720603609
Artist(s): Keith Cunningham
Author(s): Blaise Cendrars
Format: hardback
Edition: First Edition
Year published: 1972
Publisher: Peter Owen
Publisher Location: London
Total Pages: 220


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‘The second volume in an extraordinary autobiographical series by an author seemingly possessed by a superhuman energy and who, writing in his older age, only regretted what he had omitted to do. Planus is Latin for vagabond and Blaise Cendrars spent most of his life travelling. This Rabelaisian account moves the reader across the globe throughout various periods in his life, from the before the First World War when he travelled across Russia and China, to the 1920s and 1930s in Europe, and into occupied France. He makes and loses a fortune dealing in jewels, smuggles wine and French resistance fighters alike; lives in a brothel and lugs ten precious crates of books from port to port before they are finally impounded Despite mixing with Picasso, Modigliani, Henry Miller Apollinaire and many other writers and artists, Cendrars himself never draws a distinction between art and life; his ceaseless wanderings were a search for inner truth.’  Hardback.  First edition.  No underlining, highlighting or inscriptions.  Binding strong.  Text clean.  Top edge slightly foxed and a small stain to fore-edge, otherwise near fine.


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