Pascal Quignard : Towards the Vanishing Point Hardback
by Lea Vuong
The award-winning writer Pascal Quignard (1948-) has published many texts and has collaborated with painters, musicians and filmmakers.
Yet despite the popularity and critical recognition of his work, Quignard remains a discreet and fleeting presence in the current cultural landscape, sharing with other contemporary French writers the belief that literature is a form of self-effacement.
In this first critical study in English, Lea Vuong offers a comprehensive survey of Quignard's still growing /uvre by examining his specific attempts to produce disappearance through - and for - writing.
His texts and collaborations appear as vanishing acts where the writer, like the figure on the Tomb of the Diver found in Paestum, remains suspended between presence and absence.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 126 pages
- Publisher: Maney Publishing
- Publication Date: 15/09/2016
- Category: Literary studies: from c 1900 -
- ISBN: 9781909662919
- Paperback / softback from £9.99