Story of Love in Solitude

Story of Love in Solitude

Eros, Orpheus, Eurydice

Paperback - 2016
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Several stories inhabit Roger Lewinter's first small book to appear in English, Story of Love in Solitude. Each story takes the form of a loop: a spider who won't stop returning; camellias that flourish and then die; dying parents whose presence is always yet fe< turning again and again to work on Rilke translations; a younger man whom the narrator sees each week at the Geneva street markets. All the tales touch on the possibility, the open possibility of love--a loop without end.

Lewinter's short fictional works are at once prose poems and a form of dreaming; they are akin to the great French tradition of things sparking emotions and emotions sparking things--part Sarraute, part Robbe-Grillet, part Perec. Plot is not really the point of his meditative works. Lewinter concerns himself more with perception, apperception, and sudden inflections of grace: loss and beauty meet in an explosion of joy, which becomes, "in its brilliance, a means of transmittal."

Published: New York :, New Directions Publishing Corporation,, 2016.
Copyright Date: ©1989
ISBN: 9780811225199
0811225194
Branch Call Number: F LEW
Characteristics: 70 pages ;,19 cm.
Additional Contributors: Careau, Rachel - Translator
Alternative Title: Eros Orpheus Eurydice

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