Birth date: December 10, 1920
Died: December 09, 1977
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I wasn't planning to write a review of this book, but since I already voiced off in a PM, I might as well copy my thoughts into a post after all. Long story short, I'm finding, once again, that a combination of art- and purposefully deconstructed speach and a virtually plotless description of drab...
So she protected herself from death by living less, consuming so little of her life that she’d never run out.(p. 24). What a strange, short book. I'm not entirely sure if I enjoyed the story or not, but I did really enjoy the prose. There are many hauntingly beautiful sentences; I had to take a mome...
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A true masterpiece. The end reminded me of "Le roi se meurt" and of "The Death of Ivan Ilyich", both briliantly written.
Introduction: Glamour and Grammar, by Benjamin MoserFirst Stories--The Triumph--Obsession--The Fever Dream--Jimmy and I--Interrupted Story--The Escape--Excerpt--Letters to Hermengardo--Gertrudes Asks For Advice--Another Couple of DrunksFamily Ties--Daydream and Drunkenness of a Young Lady--Love--A C...