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By Pascal Quignard,Chris Turner

ISBN-10: 0857422448

ISBN-13: 9780857422446

Prolific essayist, translator, and critic Pascal Quignard has defined his final nation sequence as whatever designated. It is composed, he says, “neither of philosophical argumentation, nor brief discovered essays, nor novelistic narration,” yet comes, particularly, from a part of his paintings within which the very notion of style has been allowed to fall away, leaving a wholly sleek, secular, and irregular imaginative and prescient of the world.

In Abysses, the most recent addition to the sequence, Quignard brings us but extra of his troubling, questing characters—souls who're desirous about what preceded and conceived them. He writes with a wealthy mixture of anecdote and mirrored image, aphorism and citation, delivering enigmatic glimpses of the current, and assured, pointed borrowings from the previous. but if he raids the murkier corners of the human checklist, he does so now not as a historian yet as an antiquarian. Quignard is so much drawn to pursuit of these tales that repeat and echo around the seasons of their timelessness.

 

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Quignard is definitely the main iconoclastic of latest French authors.”—Catherine Argand, Lire

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