Post-Exoticism in Ten Lessons, Lesson Eleven

Post-Exoticism in Ten Lessons, Lesson Eleven


"The interconnected works of Volodine—think Faulkner, yet after an apocalypse—constitute the main fascinating venture in modern French literature."—Maria Clementi

That is what we had known as post-exoticism. It used to be a development attached to progressive shamanism and literature. . . . It used to be an inside building, a withdrawal, a mystery welcoming land, but in addition whatever offensive that participated within the plot of convinced unarmed members opposed to the capitalist international and its numerous ignominies. This struggle used to be now constrained exclusively to Bassmann's lips.

Like with Antoine Volodine's different works (Minor Angels, We priests & Soldiers), Post-Exoticism in Ten classes, Lesson Eleven happens in a corrupted destiny the place a small staff of radical writers—those who perform "post-exoticism"—have been jailed by way of these in energy and are slowly death off. yet ahead of Lutz Bassmann, the final post-exoticist author, passes away, a pair reporters will attempt to pry out all of the secrets and techniques of this strong literary movement.

With its factors of numerous key "post-exoticist" phrases that seem in Volodine's different books, Lesson Eleven presents an important entryway into some of the most bold literary initiatives of modern instances: a undertaking exploring the progressive energy of literature.

Antoine Volodine is the writer of dozens of books lower than a couple of diversified pseudonyms, together with Lutz Bassmann and Manuela Draeger. those novels—several of that are on hand in English—articulate a post-exoticist universe jam-packed with secrets and techniques, innovative writers, and spiders.

J. T. Mahany is a graduate of the collage of Rochester's MA in Literary Translation reviews software and is presently enrolled within the MFA application on the collage of Arkansas.

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