Abysses (The French List) (Paperback)

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By Pascal Quignard, Chris Turner (Translated by)
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Prolific essayist, translator, and critic Pascal Quignard has described his Last Kingdom series as something unique. It consists, he says, “neither of philosophical argumentation, nor short learned essays, nor novelistic narration,” but comes, rather, from a phase of his work in which the very concept of genre has been allowed to fall away, leaving an entirely modern, secular, and abnormal vision of the world.

In Abysses, the newest addition to the series, Quignard brings us yet more of his troubling, questing characters—souls who are fascinated by what preceded and conceived them. He writes with a rich mix of anecdote and reflection, aphorism and quotation, offering enigmatic glimpses of the present, and confident, pointed borrowings from the past. But when he raids the murkier corners of the human record, he does so not as a historian but as an antiquarian. Quignard is most interested in the pursuit of those stories that repeat and echo across the seasons in their timelessness.
 

About the Author


Pascal Quignard is one of France’s most eminent living writers. He is the author of several books, including All the World’s Mornings and Roving Shadows

Chris Turner is a translator and writer living in Birmingham, UK.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780857428707
ISBN-10: 0857428705
Publisher: Seagull Books
Publication Date: August 12th, 2021
Pages: 296
Series: The French List