Notes Without a Text and Other Writings

Roberto Bazlen (Author) Alex Andriesse (Translator)
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An advisor to Italian publishing houses, a translator of Freud and Jung, a friend of Montale and Calvino, Roberto Bazlen was nothing if not a literary man, but kept his writings to himself.

Here, translated into English for the first time, the reader will discover Bazlen's private oeuvre: an unfinished novel, The Sea Captain, which bears comparison with the fiction of Kafka and Beckett; a selection of entries from his notebooks dealing with topics as various as whether or not there is an "animal Jahweh" and the aesthetic limitations of the cinema; a trio of essays on his native city of Trieste; and a sampling of his editorial letters. Notes Without a Text is an introduction to the work of one of the unknown masters of twentieth-century European literature.

Product Details

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$19.95  $18.35
Publisher
Dalkey Archive Press
Publish Date
November 12, 2019
Pages
420
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781628973129
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About the Author

Roberto Bazlen published nothing in his lifetime. An advisor to Italian publishing houses, a translator of Freud and Jung, a friend of Montale and Calvino, he was nothing if not a literary man, but he was deeply suspicious of the enterprising spirit of the "literary world" and kept his writings to himself. Notes Without a Text is an introduction to the work of one of the unknown masters of twentieth-century European literature.
Alex Andriesse is a writer, a translator, and the managing editor of the Review of Contemporary Fiction. His translation of Franรงois-Renรฉ de Chateaubriand's Memoirs from Beyond the Grave, 1768-1800 is published by New York Review of Books Classics.
Roberto Calasso is the publisher of Adelphi Edizioni and lives in Milan. He is the author of a multi-volume work in progress that began with The Ruin of Kasch and includes such books as The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony, Ka, K., Tiepolo Pink, La Folie Baudelaire, and Ardor.