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Wert and the Life Without End

By: Ollier, Claude Scott, Ursula Meany(Translated by)

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Part of the French Literature series
1564786269 / 9781564786265
Paperback / softback
Stock expected by 28/05/2022
United States
137 x 200 mm, 340 grams 267 pages
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In some kind of institution, maybe a hospital or rehabilitation center, we are introduced to Wert, a disturbed, traumatized man still suffering the horrors of his experience as a soldier fighting in an unidentified conflict.

A patient or prisoner, Wert writes down his memories of the war; his impressions of his current, ill-defined treatment; and his reflections on his own psychological well-being.

When at last released, Wert undertakes a long journey to the east, and slowly recognizes the events of his life as being reminiscent of episodes from ancient epic narratives--as though his entire story has simply been the reenactment of a tale first told thousands of years before.

Chipping away at its narrative through short, rhythmic, poetic sentences; combining the worlds of the avant-garde and the ancient epic; and revealing the interconnectedness of psychology, lived experience, and the written word, "Wert and the Life Without End" is a masterpiece of self-reflective storytelling.


FA Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), FYT Fiction in translation

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