Subtle Bodies: A Fantasia on Voice, History and Rene Crevel
by Peter Dube
Cover Artist: Mathieu Beauséjour
Lethe Press Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9781590213308
Date: 01 August 2010 List Price $13.00 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
From back of book: It is Paris, 1935, and the poet René Crevel has turned on the gas stove in his apartment. As death fills the rooms, Crevel dwells on past events that changed his life and ended the peace among the Surrealists.
Years earlier, Crevel enacted seances for André Breton and his guests. At first, these performances were fraudulent, but soon Crevel found himself overcome with lapses in memory and time. Portents made during the seances came to pass as Breaton's friends fell under a morbid influence. While in a trace, Crevel felt his sense of self expand to new levels, subtle bodies of consciousness. Begins he named "Interlocuters" began to whisper to him of other worlds, other times. What at first feels like a revelation soon brings Crevel to the depth of despair.
In this fantastical biography of Crevel, accomplished Canadian author Peter Dubé explores the famed poet's desires of flesh and verse and experience.
(Source: Lethe Press)