Saturday, May 23, 2020

"Le Livre des Questions," by Edmond Jabès

I began reading Edmond Jabès' "Le Livre des Questions" in October, 2018, in a one-volume edition of its three books, a few lines or pages a day, occasionally with a few days without picking it up. I'd read the first book in Rosmarie Waldrop's translation back in the 1980s and was delighted to return to Jabès' unique style. I finished it a few days ago, but I also recently discovered that there is another one-volume edition of four more books that also belong to this series! I'll return to it someday, but for now, for my French reading, I've decided to turn to a giant anthology of French poetry from 1960-2010. (Andrew Shields, #111words, 23 May)

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