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By Edouard Levé

ISBN-10: 1564788458

ISBN-13: 9781564788450

During this significant and sobering self-portrait, Edouard Levé hides not anything from his readers, starting up his complete existence, kind of at random, in a string of declarative sentences. Autoportrait is a actual, mental, sexual, political, and philosophical triumph. past "sincerity," Levé works towards an objectivity so radical it could possibly go for crudeness, triviality, even banality: the writer has stripped himself naked. With the strength of a collection of maxims or morals, Levé's prose turns out at the beginning to be an autobiography with out sentiment, as if written by way of a desktop -- till, during the accumulation of element, and the author's dry, quizzical tone, we discover ourselves disarmed, enthralled, and enraptured via not anything below the fitting fiction... made solely of proof.

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After, they go to bed. Manley has given them a room next to his and they make love quietly.

She assures him that almost none of these rumors is true. She says Shanghai is the place to be, that Hong Kong is dreadfully suburban. She speaks fluent Shanghainese, Can­ tonese, Mandarin, English, conversational French, and a smattering of Portuguese. In Shanghai, she says, the day starts at four in the afternoon with tea, then drinks at the Cathay or someone’s party, then dinner of hairy crab and rice wine if you’re inclined to the local, then more drinks and dancing, and you go and go, the night is so long, until it’s time for breakfast—eggs and fried tomatoes at the Del Monte.

Janice Y. K. Lee . . Life is easy. At the office, he is expected in at nine-thirty, then a twohour lunch is not uncommon, and they knock off at five for drinks. He can go out every night, play all weekend, do whatever he wants. Trudy’s friends move to London and want someone responsible to take care of their flat, so Will moves to May Road and pays the ludi­ crous rent of two hundred Hong Kong dollars, and this only after much wrangling to get her friends, Sudie and Frank Chen, to take anything at all.

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