Novels In Three Lines

byFélix FénéonIntroduction byLuc Sante

July 10, 2007|
Novels In Three Lines by Félix Fénéon
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A NEW YORK REVIEW BOOKS ORIGINAL

Novels in Three Lines collects more than a thousand items that appeared anonymously in the French newspaper Le Matin in 1906—true stories of murder, mayhem, and everyday life presented with a ruthless economy that provokes laughter even as it shocks. This extraordinary trove, undiscovered until the 1940s and here translated for the first time into English, is the work of the mysterious Félix Fénéon. Dandy, anarchist, and critic of genius, the discoverer of Georges Seurat and the first French publisher of James Joyce, Fénéon carefully maintained his own anonymity, toiling for years as an obscure clerk in the French War Department. Novels in Three Lines is his secret chef-d’oeuvre, a work of strange and singular art that brings back the long-ago year of 1906 with the haunting immediacy of a photograph while looking forward to such disparate works as Walter Benjamin’s Arcades Project and the Death and Disaster series of Andy Warhol.
Félix Fénéon (1861-1944) was a French anarchist, editor, and art critic in Paris during the late 1800's. Born in Turin, he moved to Paris at the age of 20 to work for the Ministry of Defense. He attended the Impressionist exhibition in 1886, later coining the term "Neo-Impressionism" to define the movement led by Georges Seu...
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Title:Novels In Three LinesFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:208 pages, 8 X 5 X 0.6 inShipping dimensions:208 pages, 8 X 5 X 0.6 inPublished:July 10, 2007Publisher:New York Review BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1590172302

ISBN - 13:9781590172308

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