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By Pascal Quignard,Chris Turner

Prolific essayist, translator, and critic Pascal Quignard has defined his final country sequence as anything designated. It is composed, he says, “neither of philosophical argumentation, nor brief discovered essays, nor novelistic narration,” yet comes, relatively, from a section of his paintings during which the very inspiration of style has been allowed to fall away, leaving a completely glossy, secular, and irregular imaginative and prescient of the world.

In Abysses, the latest 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 earlier. 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 such a lot attracted to pursuit of these tales that repeat and echo around the seasons of their timelessness.

 

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

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