Arthur Cravan, Jacques Rigaut, Julien Torma, Jacques Vaché & André Breton


Out of print.

Writings by Arthur Cravan, Jacques Rigaut, Julien Torma & Jacques Vaché. With Introductions and biographical essays on each author. Translated by Terry Hale, Paul Lenti and Iain White, introduced by Roger Conover, Terry Hale and Paul Lenti.

These four “writers” took the nihilism of the movement to its ultimate conclusion, their works are the remnants of lives lived to the limit and then cast aside with nonchalance and disdain: Vaché died of a drug overdose, Rigaut shot himself, Cravan and Torma simply vanished, their fates still a mystery. Yet their fragmentary works — to which they attached so little importance — still exert a powerful allure and were a vital inspiration for the literary movements that followed them. Vaché’s bitter humour, Cravan’s energetic invective, Rigaut’s dandyfied introspection, and Torma’s imperturbable asperity: all had their influence.

Atlas Anti-classic 2, a corrected reprint of the edition of 1995.

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2003, ISBN: 0-947757-74-0, 240pp, paperback in card slipcase.
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Weight .41 kg
Dimensions 17 × 19 cm