I Remain in Darkness - WINNER OF THE 2022 NOBEL PRIZE IN LITERATURE
- Paperback | 80 pages
- 125 x 197 x 15mm | 125g
- 18 Sep 2019
- Fitzcarraldo Editions
- London, United Kingdom
- Eimear McBride, author of Strange Hotel 'Ernaux writes of memory, of love, of loathing, of disgust, of tenderness; she writes about the frail, leaking, helpless, horrifying body, about the porous self. The narrative was always death. Writing was always an act of betrayal.'
- Nicci Gerrard, The Spectator 'Ernaux's mother died of Alzheimer's disease; like John Bayley's memoir Elegy for Iris, Ernaux's memoir catalogues the deterioration of a once powerful, almost totemic presence, a fall so cataclysmic that it cannot be analyzed or contextualized, only reported. In I Remain in Darkness (its title taken from the last coherent sentence her mother ever wrote) Ernaux abandons her search for a larger truth because, in the face of a loss as profound as that of her mother, all attempts to make sense of it have the feel of artifice.'
- Kathryn Harrison, New York Times Book Review 'A testament to the persistent, haunting, and melancholy quality of memory.'
- New York Times
About Annie Ernaux