Item #239036 Here. Nathalie Sarraute, Barbara Wright, E. Nicole Meyer.


George Braziller, July 1997. First Edition. Hardcover. Used - Very Good / Very Good. Item #239036
ISBN: 0807614238

The latest work by the distinguished French writer Nathalie Sarraute, Here recreates the frustration of attempting to recall a forgotten word. Just beyond the grasp of memory, the elusive name of a person, a tree, or of a well-known artist is pursued through the dialogues, repetitions, and silences of everyday speech. The struggle to remember brings out the many interpretations and misunderstandings caused by the simplest and most banal of phrases - a theme found throughout Sarraute's work. As in previous books, she explores the minute, almost imperceptible responses to spoken words and thoughts, describing them with a minimum of concrete or social context. Although highly abstract, Here is surprisingly sensual in its analogies: intimidating laughter from the ever-present, threatening crowd is frantically mopped up with a sponge and a bucket of disinfectant; the words of subdued politeness are like low-fat foods lacking in real nourishment; the suggestion of obscure menace is experienced as a whiff of cheap make-up.

First/first U.S. edition. In clean, very good dustjacket. Brown cloth covered boards with gold & white lettering. Tight binding. Without markings.

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