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Much like she draws TDQ in the first essay, she shows Keats in more pronounced terms.

Fleur Jaeggy (Author of Sweet Days of Discipline)

I beati anni del castigo Gli Adelphi Vol. Last Vanities Apr 01, Jaeggy begins to weave her striking statements, typically short, and often strange, enticing, and beautiful, beckoning the reader further into a nebulous world of images, impressions, memory, and record. Short story collections can present particular challenges. Here she enters into the worlds of three writers she has either translated or written about—Thomas De Quincey, John Keats, and Marcel Schwob—to create ultra-compressed, finely detailed portraits that capture the essentials of their lives, and the details of their deaths, from her own unique vantage point.

A simple red backslash wants to point iaeggy down, to the broken mosaic of possibility below, however, I realize red warns, and the indirect backslash conveys hesitation. English Choose a language for shopping. Inshe relocated to Milan to work with the famed publishing house, Adelphi Edizioni.

Exquisitely spare, this subtly disturbing tale of obsession jaegvy in a boarding school in the Swiss Alps, examines themes that continue to resurface in her work: Jaeggy is a reserved and reluctant interviewee, but her modest responses are simultaneously generous and mysterious.


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Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. High to Low Avg. July 13, at 4: Importance is weightier than solitude. And I am alone with my books, the desk, and I find myself, the brother of the voice that has just spoken, having a great urge to hang myself somewhere.

Only the sound of shards falling was heard, colored shards, as they have left their mooring. Coming to my own aid, I think again of solitude, of the solitude that surrounds my existence.

Her intention is to glance into their hearts. It can be difficult to maintain a consistent level of quality while avoiding a sameness that blurs the distinction between the stories.

I Am the Brother of XX by Fleur Jaeggy review – otherworldly short stories | Books | The Guardian

The Nymphs give the impression that they listen to dreams. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. The Nymphs step out of their representations, step down from the painted garden decorating the wall.

He is an editor at The Scofield. The title story, easily one of the stand-out pieces, is fleug finely executed exploration of a territory Jaeggy visits frequently—the uncanny landscape of dysfunctional family dynamics.

Entirely different in scale and intent, the three brief biographical essays that comprise These Possible Lives are a delight.

Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Zero K by Don DeLillo A blue mannequin staring you full in the face from out behind the title and author printed in t Raised and educated in Switzerland, she moved to Rome when her studies were complete. They heard him call out his own name, heard him moan and then cock his ear in silence, listening for the sound to repeat.


TDQ is seen through the eyes of publisher James Hogg. Amazon Flwur Refurbished products with a warranty. They are nearly all minute, damp, rapacious.

One should read pretty much everything by him.

I Am the Brother of XX by Fleur Jaeggy review – otherworldly short stories

Is it documentation we are reading? Sweet Days of Discipline: For our sake and likely hersshe burrows beneath the veneer of history that allows us to rest comfortably in order to detach these men from ready caricature, to ensure we inhabit the emotional and literary forces that motivated them. She describes her precious manual typewriter—a swamp green Hermes—as the generative source of the letters and words that appear on the page.

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It is one of the strangest segments I have read in a while. Only 19 left in stock more on the way. These may not be essays in the expected form, and the reader is left with more questions and impressions than knowledge, but in vleur Fleur Jaeggy is excellent.