Scratches, Volume 1: The Rules of the Game, Volume 1

Michel Leiris (Author) Lydia Davis (Translator)
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Product Details

Price
$18.00
Publisher
Yale University Press
Publish Date
March 28, 2017
Pages
272
Dimensions
5.9 X 8.9 X 0.9 inches | 0.9 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780300212372

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About the Author

Michel Leiris (1901-1990) was a profoundly influential and versatile French intellectual. His four-volume autobiographical essay, The Rules of the Game, serves as a primary document of artistic life in the twentieth century. Lydia Davis has received numerous awards as a translator of works from the French and as an author. She lives in upstate NY.

Reviews

"A multivolume memoir that is thoroughly Proustian . . . beautifully translated from the French by Lydia Davis . . . Like Proust, Leiris is for readers with patience and a love for language . . . Leiris's subject is not simply himself, or his thoughts and feelings and actions, but writing itself."--Jon M. Sweeney, America
"[A] magnificent English translation by Lydia Davis . . . Before Elena Ferrante, before Karl Ove Knausgaard, before the contemporary flourishing of autobiographical narrative, there was Michel Leiris's memoir . . . Like watching an acrobat, the reader marvels at Leiris's narrator moving, now slowly, now swiftly, through a series of sinuous loops, curls, and excursions."--Tim Watson, Public Books
"Michel Leiris is the author of the most significant and arresting work of autobiography to have been written in the twentieth century."--John Sturrock
"For me his work is not only a document that enriches our knowledge of man, but also a personal testament that touches me deeply."--Francis Bacon