Fibrils

Fibrils A beloved and versatile author and ethnographer French intellectual Michel Leiris is often ranked in the company of Proust Gide Sartre and Camus yet his work remains largely unfamiliar to English

  • Title: Fibrils
  • Author: Michel Leiris Lydia Davis
  • ISBN: 9780300212396
  • Page: 190
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A beloved and versatile author and ethnographer, French intellectual Michel Leiris is often ranked in the company of Proust, Gide, Sartre, and Camus, yet his work remains largely unfamiliar to English language readers This brilliant translation of Fibrils, the third volume of his monumental autobiographical project The Rules of the Game, invites us to discover why L vi StA beloved and versatile author and ethnographer, French intellectual Michel Leiris is often ranked in the company of Proust, Gide, Sartre, and Camus, yet his work remains largely unfamiliar to English language readers This brilliant translation of Fibrils, the third volume of his monumental autobiographical project The Rules of the Game, invites us to discover why L vi Strauss proclaimed him incontestably one of the greatest writers of the century Leiris s autobiographical essay, a thirty five year project, is a primary document of the examined life in the twentieth century In Fibrils, Leiris reconciles literary commitment with social political engagement He recounts extensive travel and anthropological work, including a 1955 visit to Mao s China He also details his suicidal descent into Hell, when the guilt over an extramarital affair becomes unbearable A ruthless self examiner, Leiris seeks to invent a new way of remembering, probe the mechanisms of memory and explore the way a life can be told.

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  • Michel Leiris Lydia Davis

    Born in Paris in 1901, Michel Leiris was a french surrealist writer and ethnographer In the decade of 1920s he became a member of the surrealist movement and contributed to La r volution surr aliste In those years, he wrote a surrealist novel Aurora Afther his exit of the surrealist group, he teamed Georges Bataille in the magazine Documents.

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  • I wasn't really familiar with Michel Leiris before reading this but he was a french writer and ethnographer who was involved with surrealism as well. The translator begins the book with a short introduction into Leiris which was really helpful for me because she explained what appealed to her about Leiris's writing. I don't think this is the kind of book that would be appealing to just anyone because it is a really dense read because of Leiris's obsession with using words precisely. Also the boo [...]


  • A very dense read for me. "Fibrils" is volume 3 of Michel Leiris' "The Rules of the Game" collection of memoir writing. In this volume, he mostly focuses on his trip to China and his suicide attempt. Not that he stays on those two subject matters, but they are here throughout his rambling narration and inner thoughts. The journal/memoir is very focused on the writer, Leiris, than say humorous times he spent with Andre Breton. Gossip is not what you're getting in these journals, but what you do g [...]


  • Leiris can create pages of utter tedium. Stale and stuffy and mind-numbingly pale, like an empty room full of artificial light. BUT.Leiris can, when he wants, speak directly for me. In this volume of his poetic autobiography he details in specific and clear prose his various affairs (one a long standing recurrence), his failed suicide attempt, and most astonishingly his convalescence after that failure. It is here, located in a hospital bed, that I was brought to a crawl with vertigo. My time in [...]



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