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Nadja - Nadja, pg. 27 to 37 Summary & Analysis

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Nadja, pg. 27 to 37 Summary

Andre Breton sees the words Bois-Charbons, which means wood coals, appear on several shop fronts in France. The words also appear on the last page of Les Champs Magnetiques, a book Breton wrote with Philippe Soupault. As he walks with Philippe, Breton finds he is able to predict where the words will appear on shops they are soon to pass. He is right with every prediction, aided by a painting of logs in cross-section on the shop facade. Breton says the image continued to obsess him when he got home. The log seems to connect with a carousel tune, as well as the with the skull of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, a French philosopher, writer and composer. These connections frighten him. While Breton is staying at the Hotel des Grands Hommes, a woman knocks on his door. He cannot recall her age and features, but...

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