The Author and Me

“Chevillard’s surprising, skillful prose and bizarre humor focus on life’s stranger possibilities, allowing readers to see things from a distinctly different perspective.” — Publishers Weekly Read on! →

Reading Jean Echenoz

Context N°16 by Warren Motte Since the publication of his first novel, Le Méridien de Greenwich (The Greenwich Meridian, 1979), Jean Echenoz’s reputation as a writer has described an ascendant trajectory, much like that of the space shuttle he puts Read on! →

Book Reviews

Context N°21 Shimon Ballas. Outcast. Trans. Ammiel Alcalay and Oz Shelach. City Lights Publishers, 2007. 308 pp. Paper: $13.95. In Outcast Shimon Ballas introduces an old man, a Jew born in Iraq who converted to Islam in the 1930s, reviewing Read on! →


Demolishing Nisard

Désiré Nisard must be destroyed; the only question is how. But take comfort: with effervescent imagination and blistering wit, Eric Chevillard, one of contemporary France’s most dazzlingly singular novelists, has come forward to give us a few ideas. Read on! →

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