These Possible Lives (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
64
Utgivningsdatum
2017-06-20
Förlag
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Översättare
Minna Proctor
Dimensioner
190 x 127 x 5 mm
Vikt
63 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9780811226875
These Possible Lives (häftad)

These Possible Lives

Häftad Engelska, 2017-06-20
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New Directions is proud to present Fleur Jaeggy's strange and mesmerizing essays about the writers Thomas De Quincey, John Keats, and Marcel Schwob. A renowned stylist of
hyper-brevity in fiction, Fleur Jaeggy proves herself an even more concise master of the essay form, albeit in a most peculiar and lapidary poetic vein. Of De Quincey's early nineteenth-century world we hear of the habits of writers: Charles Lamb "spoke of 'Lilliputian rabbits' when eating frog fricassse"; Henry Fuseli "ate a diet of raw meat in order to obtain splendid dreams"; "Hazlitt was perceptive about musculature and boxers"; and "Wordsworth used a buttery knife to cut the pages of a first-edition Burke." In a book of "blue devils" and night visions, the Keats essay opens: "In 1803, the guillotine was a common child's toy." And poor Schwob's end comes as he feels "like a 'dog cut open alive'": "His face colored slightly, turning into a mask of gold. His eyes stayed open imperiously. No one could shut his eyelids. The room smoked of grief." Fleur Jaeggy's essays-or are they prose poems?-smoke of necessity: the pages are on fire.
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