This book is the first major English-language study of Blaise Cendrars for a generation. It examines the literary output of this inventive French writer and the genres in which he innovated, including poetry, essays, film scripts, novels, short prose fiction, biographies and memoirs. The book considers the complex interaction in his work of retelling a given reality and inventing new ones.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherReaktion Books
Number of pages328
ISBN (Print)9781789145205
Publication statusPublished - 16 May 2022


  • Blaise Cendrars
  • French poetry
  • French literature
  • Visual arts
  • Sonia Delaunay
  • Robert Delaunay
  • Fernand Léger
  • Abel Gance
  • Léopold Survage
  • Autobiography
  • Autofiction

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