Degrees

Degrees

by Michel Butor
     
 

On Tuesday, October 12, 1954, Pierre Vernier, a teacher in a Paris lycée, begins setting down an account that is to be a complete record of the life lived by himself, his students, and his fellow teachers. He begins by meticulously recording what he already knows of his students, their relationships to one another, and the books they're studying. Then he's

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On Tuesday, October 12, 1954, Pierre Vernier, a teacher in a Paris lycée, begins setting down an account that is to be a complete record of the life lived by himself, his students, and his fellow teachers. He begins by meticulously recording what he already knows of his students, their relationships to one another, and the books they're studying. Then he's forced to enlist his nephew--who's in his class--to report on the private lives of the other boys. To record all reality, he must know all that has passed, is passing, and will pass through his pupils' minds. Degrees is an extraordinary novel exposing one man's obsessive project, the impossibility of its completion, and the damaging effect this obsession has on both Vernier and those who surround him.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781564783400
Publisher:
Dalkey Archive Press
Publication date:
01/15/2005
Series:
French Literature Series
Pages:
351
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Michel Butor is a french writer.

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