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97,196 words : essays / Emmanuel Carrère ; translated from the French by John Lambert.

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  • ISBN: 9780374178208
  • ISBN: 0374178208
  • Physical Description: 294 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First American edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2019.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Originally published in French in 2016 by P.O.L, France, as Il est avantageux d'avoir où aller."
Formatted Contents Note:
Three crime stories -- The Romand case -- Philip K. Dick -- The lost Hungarian -- Nine columns for an Italian magazine -- Death in Sri Lanka -- Room 304, Hôtel du Midi in Pont-Évêque, Isère -- The invisible -- Capote, Romand, and me -- The last of the possessed -- How I completely botched my interview with Catherine Deneuve -- You fool, Warren is dead! -- The life of Julie -- Four days in Davos -- Generation Bolotnaïa -- The journalist and the murderer by Janet Malcolm -- Resemblance -- In search of the dice man -- Letter to a woman of Calais -- Orbiting Jupiter: my week with Emmanuel Macron.
Summary, etc.:
"No one writes nonfiction like Emmanuel Carrère. Although he takes cues from such literary heroes as Truman Capote and Janet Malcolm, Carrère has, over the course of his career, reinvented the form in a search for truth in all its guises. Dispensing with the rules of genre, he takes what he needs from every available form or discipline--be it theology, historiography, fiction, reportage, or memoir--and fuses it under the pressure of an inimitable combination of passion, curiosity, intellect, and wit. With an oeuvre unique in world literature for its blend of empathy and playfulness, Carrère stands as one of our most distinctive and important literary voices. [This book] introduces Carrère's shorter works to an English-language audience. Featuring more than thirty extraordinary essays written over an illustrious twenty-five-year period of Carrère's creative life, this collection shows an exceptional mind at work. Spanning continents, histories, and personal relationships, and treating everything from American heroin addicts to the writing of In Cold Blood, from the philosophy of Philip K. Dick to a single haunting sentence in a minor story by H. P. Lovecraft, from Carrère's own botched interview with Catherine Deneuve to the week he spent following the future French president Emmanuel Macron, 97,196 Words considers the divides between truth, reality, and our shared humanity as it explores remarkable events and eccentric lives, including Carrère's own."--Dust jacket.
"A selection of the best short work by France's greatest living nonfiction writer"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Carrère, Emmanuel, 1957-
Carrère, Emmanuel, 1957-
Authors, French > 20th century > Biography.
Authors, French > 21st century > Biography.
Literature > History and criticism.
Authors, French.
Literature.
Genre: Essays.
Biographies.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Essays.