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A Thousand Pearls (for a Thousand Pennies)
     

A Thousand Pearls (for a Thousand Pennies)

by Herve Le Tellier, Ian Monk (Translator)
 

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In the tradition of Joe Brainard's "I Remember" and Georges Perec's "Je me souviens," this delightful "novel" offers a thousand answers to the question, "What are you thinking?" (Or, as translator Ian Monk puts it: "Penny for them?") The answers are spontaneous, revealing, ominous, insignificant, grotesque, amusing, lecherous, tragic and trivial by turns, and

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In the tradition of Joe Brainard's "I Remember" and Georges Perec's "Je me souviens," this delightful "novel" offers a thousand answers to the question, "What are you thinking?" (Or, as translator Ian Monk puts it: "Penny for them?") The answers are spontaneous, revealing, ominous, insignificant, grotesque, amusing, lecherous, tragic and trivial by turns, and lovable in their cheerful imperfection. This is a book about the basics: love, sexuality, death, and all the other things that lurk in our everyday thoughts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781564786364
Publisher:
Dalkey Archive Press
Publication date:
07/19/2011
Series:
French Literature Series
Pages:
175
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Herve Le Tellier est ecrivain, poete, membre de l'Oulipo. Son precedent roman, "Assez parle d'amour" (12 000 exemplaires vendus, traduits dans une dizaine de pays, dont les Etats-Unis), a recu un accueil tres chaleureux.

Herve Le Tellier has been a member of the Oulipo since 1992. His books include a collection of unusual poetry, Les Opossums celebres (The Famous Opossums), novels: Je m'attache tres facilement (I Easily Become Attached to People), which was awarded the Prix du Roman d'amour, Assez parle d'amour (Enough Said About Love) and the stories The Sextine Chapel.

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