The Origin of the World

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$15.60
Publisher
Yale University Press
Publish Date
Pages
112
Dimensions
5.05 X 7.74 X 0.34 inches | 0.0 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780300180701
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About the Author

Pierre Michon is an author of high acclaim in France and Europe. He was winner of the Prix France Culture in 1984 for his first book, Small Lives, and of the 1996 Prix de la Ville de Paris for his body of work. He lives in France. Wyatt Mason, a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine and a contributing editor at Harper's, has translated writing by Pierre Michon, Eric Chevillard, Michel de Montaigne, and Arthur Rimbaud. He teaches at Bard College.

Reviews

"A slender book in length, but not in style and language.... Michon's short fable obliges us to recognize, within and beyond sexual fantasy, strains of cruelty directed toward beauty."
--Roger Shattuck, Harper's
--Roger Shattuck "Harper's "
"Lust is a common theme in literature, but rarely has it been expressed as poetically and profoundly as it is in prize-winning French author Pierre Michon's sliver of a novel, The Origin of the World."
--Regan McMahon, San Francisco Chronicle
--Regan McMahon "San Francisco Chronicle "
"A haunting, imagistic book, somehow both lush and spare."--Martin Riker, Wall Street Journal--Martin Riker "Wall Street Journal "
"Michon's The Origin of the World is an astonishingly rich, mythic new direction in modern French narrative."
--Guy Davenport
--Guy Davenport