It is superb in its swift illuminations and its wit… [Michaux has] a way of leading you to the unpredictable margins of his sensibility, as when he notes, apropos of the generality of psychic gifts in India, that it makes the distinction between imbeciles and non-imbeciles ‘ so unsatisfactory’….

—Alfred Kazin, New Yorker

A wild journey to the East narrated by a writer who is without equal in the literature of our time (Jorge Luis Borges)

A Barbarian in Asia

Fiction by Henri Michaux

Translated by Sylvia Beach

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Paperback (published May 31, 2016)

ISBN
9780811222136
Price US
15.95
Price CN
20.95

Henri Michaux

20th Century Belgian Poet

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It is superb in its swift illuminations and its wit… [Michaux has] a way of leading you to the unpredictable margins of his sensibility, as when he notes, apropos of the generality of psychic gifts in India, that it makes the distinction between imbeciles and non-imbeciles ‘ so unsatisfactory’….

—Alfred Kazin, New Yorker