[Ebook] ➩ Aurelia ➯ Gérard de Nerval – Bluevapours.co.uk Aurelia is French poet and novelist Gerard de Nerval's account of his descent into madness a condition provoked in part by his unreuited passion for an actress named Jenny Colon One of the original se Aurelia is French poet and novelist Gerard de Nerval's account of his descent into madness a condition provoked in part by his unreuited passion for an actress named Jenny Colon One of the original self styled bohemians Nerval was best known in his own day for parading a lobster on a pale blue ribbon through the gardens of the Palais Royal and was posthumously notorious for his suicide in hanging from an apron string he called the garter of the ueen of Sheba This hallucinatory document of dreams obsession and insanity has fascinated artists such as Joseph Cornell who cited passages from it to explain his own work; Antonin Artaud who saw his own madness mirrored by Nerval's; and Andre Breton who placed Nerval in the highest echelon of Surrealist heroes Geoffrey Wagner's translation of Aurelia was first published by Grove Press in but has remained out of print for nearly years Also included in this volume are previously untranslated stories by Marc Lowenthal and poet Robert Duncan's version of the sonnet cycle Chimeras making this the most complete collection of Nerval's influential oeuvre ever published in English.
Gérard de Nerval was the nom de plume of the French poet essayist and translator Gérard Labrunie one of the most essentially Romantic French poets.
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