Reading Jacques Jouet

Context N°14 by Warren Motte From the perspective of American readers, Jacques Jouet’s writing is one of contemporary French literature’s best-kept secrets. That’s because until very recently none of his books had found their way into English translation—and the fault Read on! →

Reading Jacques Roubaud

Context N°24 Jacques Jouet Dear reader. In these few lines I shall attempt to convince you to join the growing number of Jacques Roubaud aficionados. That is, if you haven’t already. If you like books and you like them open, Read on! →

To be a writer in contemporary France

On Wednesday, May 13 at 6.30 pm Three of France’s most critically acclaimed novelists Jacques Jouet, Hadrien Laroche and Christine Montalbetti engage in a discussion concerning the state of French fiction and their own experience in what it means to be Read on! →


Mirror Gazing

Mirror Gazing is a book about reading and looking, about what people seek when they read, and about what stares back at them from the printed page. It is an archival project, based on a wealth of material collected daily by celebrated critic Warren F. Motte over thirty-five years and squirreled away for some eventual winter. It is also a love letter, a confession, a tale of deep obsession, and a cry for help addressed to anyone who takes literature seriously. Read on! →

In Dialogue

Context N°17 by Jacques Jouet and Anita Konkka In summer of the year 2000 Anita Konkka and Jacques Jouet took part in a unique pan-European project called the Literature Express Europe 2000. The journey started on June 4 in Lisbon Read on! →

Interview with Anita Konkka

Context N°19 by Ana Lucic Anita Konkka, who currently lives and writes in Helsinki, is the author of eleven books that have made her one of Finland’s most important contemporary writers. CONTEXT 17 included her correspondence with French author Jacques Read on! →


Vol. XXIX , #3 Dalkey Archive Annual 3

  Editor’s Note From Siamese, by Stig Sæterbakken (Translated by Stokes Schwartz) From transcript, by Heimrad Bäcker (Translated by Patrick Greaney & Vincent Kling) From A Philosphy of Evil, by Lars Svendsen (Translated by Kerri A. Pierce) From The Sextine Read on! →


Vol. XVII, #3 Raymond Queneau / Carole Maso

Mary Campbell-Sposito, “CANIS MAJOR: Introducing Raymond Queneau” Gilbert Sorrentino, “Variations for Raymond Queneau”* Raymond Queneau, “Interviews with Georges Charbonnier—No. 5″ Raymond Queneau, “Technique of the Novel” Raymond Queneau, “From Children of Clay“ Harry Mathews, “Charity Begins at Home” Gilbert Pestureau, Read on! →