Impressions of Africa


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Dalkey Archive Press
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5.54 X 7.97 X 0.87 inches | 0.82 pounds
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About the Author

Raymond Roussel was born into a wealthy Parisian family in 1877 and died in a hotel room in Palermo in 1933. His works have influenced such artists and writers as Marcel Duchamp ("Roussel showed me the way"), Alberto Giacometti, Kenneth Koch, Alain Robbe-Grillet, Leonardo Sciascia, Paul Auster, Georges Perec, and Jim Jarmusch.
Mark Polizzotti is the translator of more than thirty books from the French. His articles and reviews have appeared in the Wall Street Journal and the Nation. He is the director of the publications program at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.


[P]resident of the republic of dreams.
I have kept my love for Roussel as something gratuitous, and I prefer it that way. . . . it s my secret affair. You know, [Roussel s work] was my love for several summers . . . no one knew it. --Michel Foucault
It is true that there is hidden in Roussel something so strong, so ominous and so pregnant with the darkness of the infinite spaces . . . that one feels the need for some sort of protective equipment when one reads him. --John Ashbery
With Mark Polizzotti, Roussel has finally found his immaculate translator. Polizzotti hews closely to Roussel s precisely engineered language, rendering a loyal English version without forfeiting the book s underlying sense of enigma. --Ben Marcus"Impressions of Africa" (06/24/2011)