FANTASTIC MEMORIES by Maurice Sandoz

FANTASTIC MEMORIES

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Connoisseur's concoction in which Sandoz scientist, musician, author and Dali have combined their respective flairs for the fantastic in a series of illustrated incidents of the weird, the exotic and the macabre. With cosmopolitan charm and wit, Sandoz contributes personal and ancestral experiences of his mother who saw more of her hairdresser than her husband, the doctor who used parts of defunct patients towards her further embellishment; of the author's encounter with a mummified lady; of Uncle Celestin, his crutches and a spirit world manifestation; of the Orient, and the Indies, and a stolen sapphire; of wolves in the Turkish cemetery of Scutari; of a modern saint and the materialization of rose petals; of death in Davos. The strange, the bizarre, recaptured with subtlety. Gift book market -- very specialized...And expensive, with 24 Dali linocuts.

Pub Date: Dec. 11th, 1944
Publisher: Doubleday, Doran