Dusty Pink, Paperback / softback Book

Dusty Pink Paperback / softback

Part of the Semiotext(e) / Native Agents series

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A cult classic in France, the first translation of a novel that captures a subjective stroll through an underground, glamorous Parisfinally there are the rolling stones who call for all these at the same time among them and around them: the policeman, the cross-dresser, the dancer, Frankenstein, the dandy, the robot-from Dusty PinkWritten with the hope of achieving a "dreary distant banality," Jean-Jacques Schuhl's first novel is a subjective stroll through an underground, glamorous Paris, a city that slips into the background but never disappears, hovering on the verge of its own suppression.

An elegiac and luminous cut-up, Dusty Pink brings together race wire results, editions of France-Soir, the lyrics to well-known British songs, scripts from famous old films, pharmaceutical leaflets, fashion ads, and strips and scraps of culture in which the avant-garde and academicism blur in an overview of the cultural scene.

This world of atmospheres, portraits, and dazzling associations of ideas creates a plane of shimmering surfaces. Published in French in 1972, Jean-Jacques Schuhl's Dusty Pink became a cult classic.

This is its first translation.

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