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    DescriptionIn this brilliant and sobering self-portrait, Edouard Leve hides nothing from his readers, setting out his entire life, more or less at random, in a string of declarative sentences. Autoportrait is a physical, psychological, sexual, political, and philosophical triumph. Beyond "sincerity," Leve works toward an objectivity so radical it could pass for crudeness, triviality, even banality: the author has stripped himself bare. With the force of a set of maxims or morals, Leve's prose seems at first to be an autobiography without sentiment, as though written by a machine -- until, through the accumulation of detail, and the author's dry, quizzical tone, we find ourselves disarmed, enthralled, and enraptured by nothing less than the perfect fiction...made entirely of facts.


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    Title
    Autoportrait
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Edouard Leve, By (author) Lorin Stein
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 120
    Width: 126 mm
    Height: 174 mm
    Thickness: 12 mm
    Weight: 141 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781564787071
    ISBN 10: 1564787079
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    DC22: B
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 74
    DC21: 843.92
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 17
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 843/.92
    B&T Approval Code: P24102401
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    LC classification: PQ2712.E87 Z4613 2012
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: FBA
    Edition
    1
    Publisher
    Dalkey Archive Press
    Imprint name
    Dalkey Archive Press
    Publication date
    15 March 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Normal, IL