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Hervé Guibert: The Mausoleum of Lovers, Journals 1976–1991 - Publications - Callicoon Fine Arts

The Mausoleum of Lovers comprises Guibert’s journals, kept from 1976–1991. Functioning as an atelier, it forecasts the writing of a novel, which does not materialize as such; the journal itself — a mausoleum of lovers — comes to take its place. The sensual exigencies and untempered forms of address in this epistolary work, often compared to Barthes’ A Lover’s Discourse, use the letter and the photograph in a work that hovers between forms, in anticipation of its own disintegration.

Nathanaël, translator
Essays, Fiction, Translation, | $19.95
paperback, 584 pages, 5.5 x 8 in
Publication Date: 2014
ISBN: 978-1-937658-22-9

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