May 25th, 2011 / 2:10 am

Strawberries Are Delicious

For Short Story Month, Matt Bell has been posting reviews of short stories, guest posts, and quotations from renowned writers on the craft of short story writing. Yesterday, Bell wrote an amazing post about Eduoard Levé’s When I Look at a Strawberry, I Think of a Tongue which appeared in Paris Review 196. You should read both the excerpt (genre indeterminate, sort of, you’ll see) and Matt’s commentary.

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  1. deadgod

      I like the word “consistening”, but “OILIPO” is cruelly anti-French.  A joke about translation goes:  The greatest Russian writer of the 19th century was Constance Garnett.  Roberto Juarroz is much more interesting than Warhol, but I haven’t yet “laugh[ed]” during a Juarroz poem; which are the funny ones? or there’s some other reason for “laugh[ing]”?

  2. Don

      Levé’s SUICIDE is a terrifying/stunning book.

  3. stephen

      interested in his approach

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