Title: ENOUGH ABOUT LOVE - Rare Pristine Copy of ...
Publisher: New York City, NY: Other Press, 2010
Binding: Soft cover
Book Condition: As New
Dust Jacket Condition: None, As Issued
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: 1st Edition.
1st Printing. Signed. 232 pages. Published in 2010. The author's novel on subject. One of Herve Le Tellier's finest achievements. The first appearance of the title in English and in the United States. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a softcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. The production values are impeccable: The pictorial DJ design is embossed, not printed, and the book is produced on archival stock paper in the United States to the highest standards. Presents Herve Le Tellier's "Enough About Love" in a felicitous English translation. A triumphant achievement. Despite the seemingly exasperated tone of the title, the novel is all about love, a French specialty. The publisher's blurb cannot be improved upon: "Any man - or woman - who wants to hear nothing - or no more - about love should put this book down. Anna and Louise could be sisters, but they don't know each other. They are both married with children, and for the most part, they are happy. On almost the same day, Anna, a psychiatrist, crosses paths with Yves, a writer, while Louise, a lawyer, meets Anna's analyst, Thomas. Love at first sight is still possible for those into their forties and long-married. But when you have already mapped out a life path, a passionate affair can come at a high price. Thought-provoking, sophisticated, and above all, amusing. Captures the euphoria of desire through tender and unflinching portraits of husbands, wives, and lovers". The love story is one of the oldest and most inexhaustible narratives. Le Tellier's novel re-examines a familiar paradox: Domesticity = Lasting Happiness/Love = High-risk Ecstasy (that almost always ends in Lasting Unhappiness). Why so many of us, against our better judgment, are willing to take enormous risks and give it all up for love is the question Le Tellier attempts to answer. Herve Le Tellier is one of France's most highly regarded cultural exports: A journalist, novelist, poet (his novel ends brilliantly with a poem), literary critic, mathematician, and professor. An absolute "must-have" title for Herve Le Tellier collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed, placed, dated, and inscribed in black ink-pen on the title page by the author: "We never read [Enough About Love] Herve Le Tellier in NYC 27/04/11". It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. He made a rare appearance at the 2011 PEN World Festival. Laid-in is a copy of the 60-page Souvenir Program. This title is now collectible. As far as we know, this is the only such signed and inscribed copy of the First American Edition/First Printing available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. One of the finest French writers of our time. A flawless copy. ISBN 1590513991. Bookseller Inventory # 16522
Synopsis: Any man?or woman?who wants to hear nothing?or no more?about love should put this book down.
Anna and Louise could be sisters, but they don?t know each other. They are both married with children, and for the most part, they are happy. On almost the same day, Anna, a psychiatrist, crosses paths with Yves, a writer, while Louise, a lawyer, meets Anna?s analyst, Thomas. Love at first sight is still possible for those into their forties and long-married. But when you have already mapped out a life path, a passionate affair can come at a high price. For our four characters, their lives are unexpectedly turned upside down by the deliciously inconvenient arrival of love. For Anna, meeting Yves has brought a flurry of excitement to her life and made her question her values, her reliable husband, and her responsibilities to her children. For Louise, a successful career woman in a stable and comfortable marriage, her routine is uprooted by the youthful passion she feels for Thomas. Thought-provoking, sophisticated, and, above all, amusing, Enough About Love captures the euphoria of desire through tender and unflinching portraits of husbands, wives, and lovers.
About the Author:
Hervé Le Tellier is a writer, a journalist, a mathematician, a food critic, and a teacher. He has been a member of the Oulipo since 1992 and one of the ?papous? of the famous France Culture radio show. He is the author of more than twenty books. His latest publications include the short-story collection, The Sextine Chapel, and a novella, The Intervention of a Good Man, which earned him the Prix Guanahani.
Adriana Hunter studied French and Drama at the University of London. She has translated over forty books including works by Agnès Desarthe, Amélie Nothomb, Frédéric Beigbeder, Véronique Ovaldé, and Catherine Millet, and has been short-listed for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize twice. She lives in Norfolk, England.
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