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Nadja - Nadja, pg. 51 to 60 Summary & Analysis

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Nadja, pg. 51 to 60 Summary

Andre Breton's reading of Arthur Rimbaud's poetry evokes deep emotion in him around 1915. The poems enable him to, while walking in the country in a rainstorm, meet a girl. As he walks along beside her, she recites one of her favorite Rimbaud poems. Another time, at the Saint-Ouen flea market, which Breton frequents to find items that are incomprehensible or perverse, he finds a brand new copy of a book of Rimbaud's poems. He looks through the book and discovers two pages, a copy of a poem and reflections on a philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche. The saleswoman tells him the book and the documents are not for sale. He discusses poetry and philosophy with the woman, who gives him the copy of the poem that she wrote. Her name is Fanny Beznos. Breton also remembers a proposition made to a lady in his presence...

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