The Books and Life of Raymond Roussel
Locus Solus! La Vue! La Doublure! For geeks and scholars alike, The Books and Life of Raymond Roussel is a biographic + bibliographic study of the French author Raymond Roussel (1877–1933). It takes the form of an inventory of every known state of every edition of Roussel’s lifetime publications. But there is more: photographs of the writer and his family, at different ages and wearing a certain variety of costumes, amazing pictures from representations of his plays, reproductions of weird documents, but also of illustrations by Henri-Achille Zo for Nouvelles Impressions d’Afrique and of color plates by Numa Chazot for the libretto of La Poussière de Soleils. Etc. etc. Interwoven into this bibliographic data are texts that analyze the relationship between Roussel’s literary procedures, the material construction of his books, and his life. The book also includes text about Roussel’s work and procedures, and a list of primary and secondary literature.
Published by Galerie Buchholz, 2023
Literature / Facsimile & Reprints