Lost Profiles: Memoirs of Cubism, Dada, and Surrealism (w/Afterword by Ron Padgett). Philippe Soupault.

Lost Profiles: Memoirs of Cubism, Dada, and Surrealism (w/Afterword by Ron Padgett)

San Francisco, CA: City Lights Books, 1963 (2016). First Trade Softcover Edition Thus. Softcover. "Poet Alan Bernheimer provides a long overdue English translation of this French literary classic--"Lost Profiles" is a retrospective of a crucial period in modernism, written by the co-founder of the Surrealist Movement. Opening with a reminiscence of the international Dada movement in the late 1910s and its transformation into the beginnings of surrealism, "Lost Profiles" then proceeds to usher its readers into encounters with a variety of literary lions. Joyce, Proust, Apollinaire, Cendrars, and more come alive in these pages. With an afterword by Ron Padgett and a preface by Andre Breton biographer Mark Polizzotti, "Lost Profiles" confirms Soupalt's place in the vanguard of twentieth-century literature." (back cover). City Lights has provided another extraordinary service in the field of translations with the reissuing of this immensely important biographical tome. First published in 1963, this 2016 City Lights edition retains all the glory of the original publication with a slightly re-arranged order as to create a greater chronological cohesion and magnify our appreciation of Soupault as the cardinal innovator he was, not merely the sidekick of Andre Breton. As new. [Item #2795]

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