Suicide

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$14.95  $13.75
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Dalkey Archive Press
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Pages
104
Dimensions
5.1 X 7.0 X 0.5 inches | 0.3 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
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9781564786289

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About the Author

Edouard Lev? was born on January 1, 1965 in Neuilly-sur-Seine. A writer, photographer, and visual artist, Lev? was the author of four books of writing--"Works," "Journal," "Autoportrait," and "Suicide"--and three books of photographs. "Suicide," published in 2008, was his final book.

Reviews

Jean Rolin is a companion with whom one can walk as one hears his clear and dispassionate voice, his wry humor . . . One day I ll have to tell this story, the story of my heroic death and the ensuing revolution, he announces on the final page. I look forward to this.--Christian Authier
A astonishing novel.--Zadie Smith, author of White Teeth
A astonishing novel. --Zadie Smith, author of White Teeth
A book that will never disappear, a book too provocative ever to be forgotten. --Jacques Morice
Suicide is not a fictionalized account of Leve s death; in some respects it is a negative image of it. You didn t leave any letters for loved ones to explain your death, he writes, although Leve himself reportedly did. Leve s art and life nonetheless converge, fuse, and end brutally together. Ironically, Suicide represents a new departure for Leve: his previous books could be considered conceptual conceits, whereas Suicide is something else, a purely literary work. At the end of his life, Leve had by no means exhausted his art. --Hugo Wilcken
Suicide is not a fictionalized account of Lev 's death; in some respects it is a negative image of it. You didn t leave any letters for loved ones to explain your death, he writes, although Lev himself reportedly did. Lev 's art and life nonetheless converge, fuse, and end brutally together. Ironically, Suicide represents a new departure for Lev : his previous books could be considered conceptual conceits, whereas Suicide is something else, a purely literary work. At the end of his life, Lev had by no means exhausted his art. --Hugo Wilcken
Suicide is not a fictionalized account of Lev s death; in some respects it is a negative image of it. You didn t leave any letters for loved ones to explain your death, he writes, although Lev himself reportedly did. Lev s art and life nonetheless converge, fuse, and end brutally together. Ironically, Suicide represents a new departure for Lev : his previous books could be considered conceptual conceits, whereas Suicide is something else, a purely literary work. At the end of his life, Lev had by no means exhausted his art. --Hugo Wilcken

"The suicide of a childhood friend -- addressed here as "you" -- elicits a reflective and dignified expression of wondering and grief in this last work by artist and writer Lev? (1965--2007), who finished this novel 10 days before killing himself.... Leve's slender narrative possesses a near-clinical precision of detail, which functions as both a funeral oration and the chilling foretelling of his own death." -- Publishers Weekly

"The sadness of this book is overwhelming. Yet at the same time it's a cause for happiness, because it's the final record of a writer who found, in the end, the correct vessel for his talents. In Suicide, Lev?'s fragments become wonderfully sharp, conjuring tragedy in a few sentences." --Zadie Smith

"The suicide of a childhood friend--addressed here as "you"--elicits a reflective and dignified expression of wondering and grief in this last work by artist and writer Lev? (1965-2007), who finished this novel 10 days before killing himself.... Leve's slender narrative possesses a near-clinical precision of detail, which functions as both a funeral oration and the chilling foretelling of his own death." --Publishers Weekly

" "Suicide" is not a fictionalized account of Lev?'s death; in some respects it is a negative image of it.... Lev?'s art and life nonetheless converge, fuse, and end brutally together. Ironically, "Suicide" represents a new departure for Lev?: his previous books could be considered conceptual conceits, whereas "Suicide" is something else, a purely literary work. At the end of his life, Lev? had by no means exhausted his art. --Hugo Wilcken, The Berlin Review of Books

""Suicide" is not a fictionalized account of Lev?'s death; in some respects it is a negative image of it.... Lev?'s art and life nonetheless converge, fuse, and end brutally together. Ironically, "Suicide" represents a new departure for Lev?: his previous books could be considered conceptual conceits, whereas "Suicide" is something else, a purely literary work. At the end of his life, Lev? had by no means exhausted his art. --Hugo Wilcken, The Berlin Review of Books
"Suicide" is not a fictionalized account of Leve s death; in some respects it is a negative image of it. You didn t leave any letters for loved ones to explain your death, he writes, although Leve himself reportedly did. Leve s art and life nonetheless converge, fuse, and end brutally together. Ironically, "Suicide" represents a new departure for Leve: his previous books could be considered conceptual conceits, whereas "Suicide" is something else, a purely literary work. At the end of his life, Leve had by no means exhausted his art.--Hugo Wilcken ""The Berlin Review of Books" ""