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Autoportrait|Edouard Leve
Autoportrait
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In this brilliant and sobering self-portrait, Edouard Lev? hides nothing from his readers, setting out his entire life, more or less at random, in a string of declarative sentences. Autoportrait is a physical, psychological, sexual, political, and philosophical triumph. Beyond sincerity, Lev? works toward an objectivity so radical it could pass for crudeness, triviality, even banality: the author has stripped himself bare. With the force of a set of maxims or morals, Lev?'s prose seems at first to be an autobiography without sentiment, as though written by a machine--until, through the accumulation of detail, and the author's dry, quizzical tone, we find ourselves disarmed, enthralled, and enraptured by nothing less than the perfect fiction... made entirely of facts.

 

  • ISBN-13: 9781564787071
  • ISBN-10: 1564787079
  • Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
  • Publish Date: March 2012
  • Dimensions: 6.9 x 5 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25 pounds
  • Page Count: 120