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Book by Navarre, Yves
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In this first-person narrative, 40-year-old Parisian teacher Pierre Forgue recounts his painful, obsessive affair with a sadistic younger man, Daniel Carbon or "Duck." As Forgue describes his passive life, dismal surroundings, and damaging relationship, he suggests that there is no hope for love or meaning in the world. Navarre uses post-modernist techniques: stream-of-consciousness point of view, self-reflexivity, attention to minute realistic detail, and minimal action and character development. For this reason the book would have little appeal for general readers, but libraries with large contemporary European fiction collections might wish to purchase this well-translated work by a popular French writer. Elizabeth Guiney Sandvick, English Dept., North Hennepin Community Coll., Minneapolis
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Book Description Dalkey Archive Pr, 1987. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0916583171