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Fiction. "The narrator of THE PARK watches from his window, his balcony: the avenue, the park, the couple in the apartment across the way. He is attached to the woman. He returns to his room, to his notebook. She is someone he has loved or hopes to love. He is a friend dead in the war. I is sometimes a child, sometimes the author and sometimes He. There is no absolute division between He and I, the observer and the observed. The words of the book are those being written in the notebook. One of the most poetical examples of the 'new novel' in France,present and past time are mingled in a work that is a record of its own writing"--Choice, 1970.

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ISBN-13: 9780873760133
Publisher: Red Dust
Publication date: 06/01/1986
Series: French Series
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 5.26(w) x 8.22(h) x 0.30(d)

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The sky above the long, gleaming avenues is dark blue, Later on, I shall go out.  I shall walk in the direction of the sun until it finally disappears from view. The city is suddenly alive, moving, full of noise and night. I shall go now. But look again at the street and its yellowing trees and at the building opposite with its colonnades,...its distant, brightly lit rooms where women are laying the tables for dinner.
...In a leather arm-chair, to the right of the fireplace and the standard lamp, a man is sitting in profile, glass in hand. In front of him is a woman. I can see her red dress through the net curtains, her animated gestures, the movement of her lips when she speaks, his slight inclination of the head as he listens to her.

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