Translated by Alexander Hertich
Take several genre novels telling similar stories of love and death—a spy novel, a romance, an adventure tale—mix them together so that items and images from each start popping up in the others, add playful asides—such as a several-page historical digression on the etymology of the word "prison"—and a collagist's sensibility, and you might end up with the untethered celebration of writing that is René Belletto's very strange and funny and surprising novel Dying.
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Nb of pages 160 p.
Publication Date 07 October 2010
Nb of pages 160
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Sixtus or The First Sentence
A thousand first sentences, if not to say all, rush to my quill with a howl of collective suicide.
This early spring, believe me, was colder than the cold of winter.
The three squat floors of the Rats and Vermin Hotel were rotting away, piled up at the end of a cul-de-sac in the twelfth arrondissement of the city.
It was here that I was dying.
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