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The Resource Suicide, Edouard Levé ; translated and with an afterword by Jan Steyn

Suicide, Edouard Levé ; translated and with an afterword by Jan Steyn

Label
Suicide
Title
Suicide
Statement of responsibility
Edouard Levé ; translated and with an afterword by Jan Steyn
Title variation
Suicide
Title variation remainder
a novel
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"'Suicide' cannot be read as simply another novel{u2014}it is, in a sense, the author's own oblique, public suicide note, a unique meditation on this most extreme of refusals. Presenting itself as an investigation into the suicide of a close friend{u2014}perhaps real, perhaps fictional{u2014}more than twenty years earlier, Levé gives us, little by little, a striking portrait of a man, with all his talents and flaws, who chose to reject his life, and all the people who loved him, in favor of oblivion. Gradually, through Levé's casually obsessive, pointillist, beautiful ruminations, we come to know a stoic, sensible, thoughtful man who bears more than a slight psychological resemblance to Levé himself"--From publisher description
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
843/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ2712.E87
LC item number
S8513 2011
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
French literature series
Label
Suicide, Edouard Levé ; translated and with an afterword by Jan Steyn
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
18 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
128 p.
Isbn
9781564786289
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010044114
System control number
  • (OCoLC)668193854
  • 2001883
  • (OCoLC)668193854
  • (OCoLC)ocn668193854
  • 2001883
Label
Suicide, Edouard Levé ; translated and with an afterword by Jan Steyn
Publication
Dimensions
18 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
128 p.
Isbn
9781564786289
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010044114
System control number
  • (OCoLC)668193854
  • 2001883
  • (OCoLC)668193854
  • (OCoLC)ocn668193854
  • 2001883

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