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In this brilliant and sobering self-portrait, Edouard Lev? 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," Lev? 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, Lev?'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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  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 126 x 174 x 12mm | 140.61g
  • Normal, IL, United States
  • English
  • 1564787079
  • 9781564787071
  • 119,697

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An unflinching self-portrait.--Jason DeYoung"Num?ro Cinq" (01/01/0001)
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1,027 ratings
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4 37% (375)
3 10% (107)
2 3% (32)
1 1% (6)
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