28 Mar Fiction by Raymond Roussel expansive estate, Locus Solus, where he displays his various deranged inventions: a machine propelled by the. 24 Oct Locus Solus. Raymond Roussel, trans. from the French by Rupert Copeland Cunningham. New Directions, $ trade paper (p) ISBN. 31 Aug Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg.

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This article is about the novel. We’re reading a novel written inin a period prior to the Great War. An African mud-sculpture representing a naked child; a road-mender’s tool which, when activated by the weather, creates a mosaic of human teeth; a vast aquarium in which humans can breathe and in which a depilated cat is seen stimulating the partially decomposed head of Danton to fresh flights of oratory.

So the world of his choice are all in his head.

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Visit our Help Raymmond. Do you believe that this item violates a copyright? Jul 02, Tori S rated it it was ok Shelves: This buried 19th c. Get to Know Us. Ne verujem da je situacija bolja u originalu, a pakao kroz koji je prevodilac prolazio mogu samo da slutim.

And on the other, there are stories from distant lands, ancient times, stories about emperors and warriors. There’s a sea-horse race in this book. We learn that the actors are actually dead people whom Canterel has revived with ‘resurrectine’, a fluid of his invention which if injected into a fresh corpse causes it continually to act out the most important incident of its life.

And it could seems contradictory but Roussel science though fantastic is closer in its development to the real scientific praxis that Verne’s Wonders. Not meaning it’s a Surrealist work – and some argue it is – at least by its nature. And the whole thing felt rousael bit self indulgent lofus not a lot of consideration for the reader who has to follow Roussel down his convoluted and stratified rabbit hole and left to wonder exactly what they’ve been reading after they’re in the middle of a story raymojd a story about a s This book is not without its merits, but for me the whole thing was exhausting.


Assuming, and hoping they still do, buy yourself a copy of this book. These, however, are not “My fame lcous outshine that of Victor Hugo or Napoleon.

Locus Solus

Feb 06, Aaron rated it really liked it. Rouzsel that the author is Raymond Roussel, perhaps one of the great obsessive writers ever. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. This section is sourced from Museo Reina Sofia exhibition dossier. It’ll make the stories stick to your ribs longer than my cokesnort buffet approach. He spared no descriptions of the theory and technique that underlay its wonders, but they were the descriptions of a finished product already extending into society.

HardPress 23 June Sold by: Not Enabled Word Wise: This is subtle, and unexplained. Audible Download Audio Books.

Trivia About Locus Solus. Anyway, Locus Solus seemed immediately engaging from the first short chapter, and the book in its entirety is rather short, but it doesn’t seem short.

Locus Solus by Raymond Roussel

It is all very weird, and it is not at all an easy read. This page was last edited on 11 Octoberat Not Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Most are heartbreaking, a few uplifting.

This novel is something extra-ordinary. May 18, Vit Babenco rated it it was amazing. An aquarium filled with “aqua-mican,” water infused with oxygen that can be breathed by terrestrial creatures, occupied by an intelligent hairless cat, a French singer, and a stable of trained seahorses.


The reader who is part of an unnamed group who views enigmatic scenes. And then it just gets weirder. My personal recommendation is to read this book with all this in mind.

See our Returns Policy. So anyway you’ll feel like you’re there. Great fun and quite beautiful. The only benefit were the anecdotal fables and stories which were sometimes quite interesting but for the most part these were short lived, before we were brought back to the tedious present. Roussrl policy About Monoskop Disclaimers.

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Paperbackpages. I would say that there is a great amount of sadness and tragedy in the book that adds a kind of under-layer parallel to the encoded sentences of Roussel’s method.

A tour of the imagination of a very eccentric thinker. And The masses have become accustomed to passionate and detailed technical descriptions narrated in daily newspapers. There is no real plot for say, but more of a group of settings where things happen Some are narratives and so I read this book some years ago, and to this day I felt I dreamt it.

And that is another odd aspect to his work is that he is clearly a man from the 19th Century dealing with the 20th Century world. For the album, see Locus Solus album. Within the grounds are scientific, theatrical and philanthropic spectacles created and demonstrated by the scientist, and described by the narrator.