Scraps: The Rules of the Game | Author: Michel Leiris
The second volume of Michel Leiris's hugely influential four-volume autobiographical essay, available to English-language readers in a brilliant and sensitive translation by Lydia Davis
One of the most versatile and beloved French intellectuals of the twentieth century, Michel Leiris reconceives the autobiography as a literary experiment that sheds light on the mechanisms of memory and on the way the unconnected events of a life become connected through invented narrative.
In this volume, the second in his four-volume epic autobiographical enterprise, Leiris merges quotidian events with profound philosophical self-exploration. He also wrangles with the disillusionment that accompanies his own self-reflection. In the midst of struggling with his own motives for writing an autobiographical essay, he comes to the revelation that life, after all, has aspects worth remembering even if moments of beauty are bookended by misery. Yet what can be said of human life, of his own life, when his memory is unreliable, his eyesight is failing, and his mood is despairing?
152 x 229 x 16 mm
Schottenfreude: German Words for the Human Condition | Author: Ben Schott
Have you ever thought, 'There should be a German word for that'? Well, now there is.From the mind that created Schott's Original Miscellany comes a unique volume exploring the idiosyncrasies...
The Yield | Winner of the 2020 Miles Franklin Award | Author: Tara June Winch
Winner of the 2020 Miles Franklin Award | Winner, Book of the Year, People's Choice, Christina Stead Prize for Fiction at NSW Premier's Literary Award | Shortlisted for the Stella Prize.Just...
How To Be an Antiracist | Author: Ibram X. Kendi
New York Times Bestseller!Not being racist is not enough. We have to be antiracist. In this rousing and deeply empathetic book, Ibram X. Kendi, founding director of the Antiracism Research...