By Pascal Quignard,Chris Turner
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, providing enigmatic glimpses of the current, and assured, pointed borrowings from the previous. but if he raids the murkier corners of the human list, he does so no longer as a historian yet as an antiquarian. Quignard is so much attracted to pursuit of these tales that repeat and echo around the seasons of their timelessness.
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“Quignard is certainly the main iconoclastic of latest French authors.”—Catherine Argand, Lire
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Abysses (The French List) by Pascal Quignard,Chris Turner