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Jean Ferry - the Conductor and Other Tales (Paperback): Jean Ferry
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Jean Ferry - the Conductor and Other Tales (Paperback)

Jean Ferry; Illustrated by Claude Ballare; Translated by Edward Gauvin

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First published in French in 1950 in a limited edition of 100 copies, then republished in 1953 (and enthusiastically praised by Andre Breton), The Conductor and Other Tales is Jean Ferry's only published book of fiction. It is a collection of short prose narratives that offer a blend of pataphysical humor and surreal nightmare: secret societies so secret that one cannot know if one is a member or not, music-hall acts that walk a tightrope from humor to horror, childhood memories of a man never born, and correspondence from countries that are more states of mind than geographical locales. Lying somewhere between Kafka's parables and the prose poems of Henri Michaux, Ferry's tales read like pages from the journal of a stranger in a familiar land. Though extracts have appeared regularly in Surrealist anthologies over the decades, The Conductor has never been fully translated into English until now. This edition includes four stories not included in the original French edition and is illustrated throughout with collages by Claude Ballare."


Imprint: Wakefield Press
Country of origin: Australia
Release date: August 2013
First published: November 2013
Authors: Jean Ferry
Illustrators: Claude Ballare
Translators: Edward Gauvin
Dimensions: 180 x 120 x 17mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 152
ISBN-13: 978-1-939663-01-6
Barcode: 9781939663016
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Books > Fiction > General & literary fiction > Modern fiction
LSN: 1-939663-01-6

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