This early work by the landmark Swiss author Robert Pinget is unlike any other he produced over his long career; indeed, there are few books by any writer with which it bears comparison—aside perhaps from the novels of Raymond Roussel or Denis Diderot. Graal Flibuste follows the progress of its narrator and his impudent coachman, Brindon, through a fantastical land peopled by strange creatures and stranger potentates, and filled with tall tales, mysteries, crimes, dilemmas, and deities … not least among whom is the terrible god Graal Flibuste himself.
Robert Pinget was born in 1920 in Geneva. Pinget was the author of more than thirty books: novels, plays, and “notebooks,” most of which are available in English translation. He died in 1997.