the one armed blaise CENDRARS (frederic sauser) is responsible for this explosive surreallist moravagine. a schizophrenic, ranting, romp through the first decade of 20th century europe, moravagine, tells the tale of the title character and his homicidal, jack the ripper tendencies. the author springs moravagine from an international sanitarium where he discovers him in the act of masturbating onto a goldfish in its bowl, and leads him on a trip spanning the trans-siberian highway, paris, new york, and new orleans. evil, humor, anarchists, and plenty of vile edge make this the best book the beats could never write. it contains more edge and wit than naked lunch with a dash of futurism thrown in.