By Pascal Quignard,Chris Turner
In Abysses, the latest addition to the sequence, Quignard brings us but extra of his troubling, questing characters—souls who're serious 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 prior. but if he raids the murkier corners of the human checklist, 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 surely the main iconoclastic of latest French authors.”—Catherine Argand, Lire
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Abysses (The French List) by Pascal Quignard,Chris Turner