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Dying : French Literature Series - Rene Belletto


French Literature Series

By: Rene Belletto, Alexander Hertich (Translator)

Paperback Published: 7th October 2010
ISBN: 9781564785930
Number Of Pages: 184
For Ages: 22+ years old

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Take several genre novels telling similar stories of love and death---a spy novel, a romance, an adventure tale---mix them together so that items and images from each start popping up in the others, add playful asides---such as a several-page historical digression on the etymology of the word "prison"---and a collagist's sensibility, and you might end up with the untethered celebration of writing that is novelist Rene Belletto's Dying. Built upon two obliquely converse stories---one of a man who finds himself paying ransom for a woman he's never met, the other of a man who fakes his own death to escape a woman whose devotion has begun to terrify him---Belletto's weird, funny, surprising, and wonderful novel cuts strange and circuitous byways through the landscapes of contemporary literature.

"Rene Belletto is an Infinitely Intriguing Writer, In Large Part Because he Never Fails to Astonish."---Warren Motte, World Literature Today

ISBN: 9781564785930
ISBN-10: 1564785939
Series: French Literature Series
Audience: General
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 184
Published: 7th October 2010
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 14.0  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.45