These Possible Lives

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About the Author
Fleur Jaeggy-- "a wonderful, brilliant, savage writer" (Susan Sontag) --was born in 1940 in Zurich and lives in Milan. Her work has been acclaimed as "small-scale, intense, and impeccably focused "(The New Yorker) and "addictive" (Kirkus).
The author of Do You Hear What I Hear? Religious Calling, the Priesthood, and My Father, and the editor of The Literary Review, Minna Proctor won the PEN/Renato Poggioli Award for her translation of Federigo Tozzi's Love in Vain.
Terse beauties falling on the reader like a chaste gray rain.--Robert Byers
Small-scale, intense, and impeccably focused.
She has the enviable first glance for people and things, she harbors a mixture of distracted levity and authoritative wisdom.--Ingeborg Bachmann
Delicious--such monstrous control and insight that at moments while reading you experience a distinct feeling of levitation.--Carole Maso
Enjoy these short, meditative pieces slowly; Jaeggy is addictive.
Three spare and telegraphic essays about Thomas De Quincey, John Keats, and Marcel Schwob, in which each account is self-contained and exquisitely precise, capture the arc of a whole life with filigreed economy.
Brilliant, associative and short, Jaeggy's essays have the beauty and economy of poems but the souls of portraits, discovering 'human characteristics amidst the chaos' -- which fairly describes her project overall.--Martin Riker"Fleur Jaeggy's Portraits of Past Lives" (11/03/2017)
Jaeggy's book is poetical-biographical, fictional-critical, essayistic-historical--a book unlimited.-- (01/25/2019)