The Inquisitory (Paperback)

Author: Pinget, Robert

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Publisher Ingram Pub Services
Mfg Part# 9781564783271
SKU 33855710
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1564783278
Release Date 4/10/2007
Dimensions (in Inches) 8H x 5.5L x 1.25T
"M. Pinget brings out all my insular prejudice against Continentals who have never heard of common sense and, on taking up a theory or chasing a technique, ride the damned thing so hard that it has dropped dead before it is halfway round the course....Faced with this sort of novel, one is obliged to ask:...Does it show us aspects of life that would be concealed if the writing were more orthodox?....M. Pinget's novel is only a deliberate struggle--maintained with incredible stamina--to ride a one-wheeled bicycle for 399 miles. It is hardly surprising, then, that the total effect is immensely involved, generally unreadable, and appallingly boring."
"Pinget's very avant-garde novel of the absurd incorporates the full French novelistic tradition. Like Proust, he has a cure who dabbles in the etymology of place names; like Balzac, he avidly traces the fortunates of little provincial shops through all their vicissitudes of gossip. The number of anecdotes, of miniature novels, caught in his nets of description cannot be counted; presumably some are expanded elsewhere in Pinget's oeuvre....It is hard to imagine very many Americans, except for reviewers and students of the 'art of the novel,' reading [this book]."
"...'The Inquisitory' is, in fact, a disturbing, bewildering book. But its very confusion dazzles rather than dazes; it creates a compulsive effect on the reader."
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0399
Publisher Dalkey Archive Press
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