Museum Visits

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Yale University Press
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4.9 X 7.7 X 0.5 inches | 0.35 pounds
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About the Author
Éric Chevillard (b. 1964) is an award-winning French writer. His many books include The Valiant Little Tailor, Prehistoric Times, and Palafox. Daniel Levin Becker is the author of Many Subtle Channels and What's Good and a member of the Parisian literary collective OULIPO. Daniel Medin is professor of comparative literature and English at the American University of Paris and a director of its Center for Writers and Translators.
"A spellbinding essay collection that is as funny as it is unclassifiable. The brief pieces offer winking, curmudgeonly commentary. . . . Chevillard's humor is a mix of Seinfeldian observation and Monty Python-esque zaniness. . . . These beguiling and genre-defying pieces elucidate the strangeness of the everyday."--Publishers Weekly

"[A] work of beautifully ren­dered miniature pieces. . . . [Chevillard's] astonishing word­play and absurdist fantasies are really stand-ins for the inner torments of his soul."--Elaine Margolin, World Literature Today

"Museum Visits is a book of sheer exuberance, a delicious ten-course meal whipped up out of Chevillard's fizzing, capacious, elegantly controlled delight in the world."--Lauren Groff, author of The Vaster Wilds

"These improbable, oblique, razor-sharp and often hilarious miniatures seem to be about nothing very much. Don't be taken in by appearances. Chevillard's gem-like pieces, superbly translated by Daniel Levin Becker, bring to life a whole world, and its gently squinting observer."--David Bellos, author of Is that a Fish in Your Ear? Translation and the Meaning of Everything

"Daniel Levin Becker is a magician, an innovator, an engineer: a virtuoso translator. I am in awe of what he has achieved here."--Kate Briggs, author of This Little Art