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Rules of the Game : Scraps (Vol 2) (Reprint) (Paperback) (Michel Leiris)

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One of the most versatile and beloved French intellectuals of the twentieth century, Michel Leiris reconceives the autobiography as a literary experiment that sheds light on the mechanisms of memory and on the way the unconnected events of a life become connected through invented narrative.
 
In this volume, the second in his four-volume epic autobiographical enterprise, Leiris merges quotidian events with profound philosophical self-exploration. He also wrangles with the disillusionment that accompanies his own self-reflection. In the midst of struggling with his own motives for writing an autobiographical essay, he comes to the revelation that life, after all, has aspects worth remembering even if moments of beauty are bookended by misery. Yet what can be said of human life, of his own life, when his memory is unreliable, his eyesight is failing, and his mood is despairing?
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 241
Genre: Biography + Autobiography, History
Series Title: Margellos World Republic of Letters
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Yale Univ Pr
Volume number: 2
Author: Michel Leiris
Language: English
Street Date: March 28, 2017
TCIN: 51879825
UPC: 9780300212389
Item Number (DPCI): 248-36-6352
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