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Apollinaire, Guillaume The Eleven Thousand Rods , London: Solar Books, 2007.

First Thus. Paperback. Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 0971457891 In Guillaume Apollinaire’s The Eleven Thousand Rods (Les Onze Mille Verges), debauched aristocrat Mony Vibescu and a circle of fellow sybarites blaze a trail of uncontrollable lust, bloody cruelty and depravity across the streets of Europe. Published in 1907 after Apollinaire’s researches at the Enfer section of the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris, in which he encountered the suppressed pornographic work of such authors as de Sade, Restif de la Bretonne and Andrea de Nerciat, The Eleven Thousand Rods is a startling modernist response to those old masters of erotica, purposefully expanding and detonating the extremes of obscenity as far as the human imagination will allow. This special centenary edition is the only uncensored version available, in a new modern translation by Alexis Lykiard. Guillaume Apollinaire is the avant-garde pioneer who coined the term Surrealist, and remains one of the most influential writers of the 20th century. Wilhelm Albert Wlodzimierz Apolinary Kostrowicki, known as Guillaume Apollinaire; Rome, 26 August 1880 - 9 November 1918, Paris) was a French poet, playwright, short story writer, novelist, and art critic born in Italy to a Polish mother. Among the foremost poets of the early 20th century, he is credited with coining the word Surrealism and writing one of the earliest works described as surrealist, the play The Breasts of Tiresias (1917, used as the basis for a 1947 opera). Two years after being wounded in World War I, he died in the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918 at age 38. (Book ref. 036309 )  £ 4.99

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