Astonished Man

Astonished Man

Blaise Cendrars
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Author:  Blaise Cendrars
Condition:  New
Format:  Paperback
Pages:  260
Publisher:  Peter Owen Publishers
Year:  2004
ISBN:  9780720612103

The extraordinary and much-requested first volume of Cendrars' autobiography, this account chronicles the author's exploits in the Foreign Legion--including the loss of his arm--before the narrative sets off across continents. From Africa to South America, Cendrars encounters everyone from Gallic gipsies to Piquita, the Mexican millionairess. And to all his encounters he brings the vitality, savage humor, and vivid observation that characterize his dazzling writing.