Autoportrait (book review) Édouard Levé

Lorin Stein (Translator)


200728: brutal, benign, bewildering, beautiful (now i have to read 'wittgenstein's mistress'...). as mentioned this is simple, declarative, easy to follow, at first has no particular organization- it is all one untitled paragraph. but as reading progresses what seem to be asides of no consequence, judgements, claims, assertions, begin to reveal the hidden nature of the author, his life, his work, his family, his friends and lovers, despite themselves. this is the most affecting work of fiction i have ever read built out of nothing but facts...

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