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Title Uncertain manifesto. Volume I / by Frédéric Pajak ; translated from the French by Donald Nicholson-Smith.
Author Pajak, Frederik, author.
Publication New York : NYRB, New York Review Books, [2019]
Description 187 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Call # 848 P
Note Fully illustrated.
Summary "The writer and artist Frédéric Pajak was ten when he began to "dream of a work that would mingle words and images...bits of adventure, collected memories, sentences, phantoms, forgotten heroes, trees, the stormy sea," but it was not until he was in his forties that this dream took form as The Wind of Things. The utterly original book that he produced is a memoir born of reading and a meditation on the lives and ideas, the motivations, feelings, and fates of some of Pajak's heroes: Samuel Beckett and the artist Bram van Velde, and, especially, Walter Benjamin, whose travels to Moscow, Naples, and Ibiza, whose experiences with hashish, whose faltering marriage and love affairs and critique of modern experience Pajak re-creates and reflects on in word and image. Pajak's moody black-and-white drawings accompany the text throughout, though their bearing on it is often indirect and all the more absorbing for that. Between word and image, the reader is drawn into a mysterious space that is all Pajak's as he seeks to evoke vanished histories and to resist a modern world more and more given over to a present without a past"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents Preface -- "But you no longer had the tearful gaiety" -- In praise of misunderstanding -- "There is only sky" -- The wind of things -- "Damaged dreamer in the landscape" -- Two fascists -- 1933 -- Spirits.
Subject Pajak, Frederik -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Authors, French -- 20th century -- Biography -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Authors, French -- 21st century -- Biography -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Europe -- Intellectual life -- 20th century -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Pajak, Frederik. (OCoLC)fst01495900
Authors, French. (OCoLC)fst00822016
Intellectual life. (OCoLC)fst00975769
Europe. (OCoLC)fst01245064
Genre Comic books, strips, etc. (OCoLC)fst01423722
Addl. Author Nicholson-Smith, Donald, translator.
Addl. Title Manifeste incertain. Tome 1. English
Related To Online version: Pajak, Frederik, author. Uncertain manifesto I New York : New York Review Books, [2019] 9781681372877 (DLC) 2018054438
ISBN 9781681372860 paperback alkaline paper
168137286X paperback alkaline paper
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