Fibrils : The Rules of the Game, Volume 3 Hardback
Part of the The Margellos World Republic of Letters series
A major publishing event: the third volume of Michel Leiris's renowned autobiography, now available in English for the first time in a brilliant translation by Lydia Davis A beloved and versatile author and ethnographer, French intellectual Michel Leiris is often ranked in the company of Proust, Gide, Sartre, and Camus, yet his work remains largely unfamiliar to English-language readers.
This brilliant translation of Fibrils, the third volume of his monumental autobiographical project The Rules of the Game, invites us to discover why Levi-Strauss proclaimed him "incontestably one of the greatest writers of the century." Leiris's autobiographical essay, a thirty-five-year project, is a primary document of the examined life in the twentieth century.
In Fibrils, Leiris reconciles literary commitment with social/political engagement.
He recounts extensive travel and anthropological work, including a 1955 visit to Mao's China.
He also details his suicidal "descent into Hell," when the guilt over an extramarital affair becomes unbearable.
A ruthless self-examiner, Leiris seeks to invent a new way of remembering, probe the mechanisms of memory and explore the way a life can be told.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 256 pages
- Publisher: Yale University Press
- Publication Date: 02/05/2017
- Category: Biography: historical, political & military
- ISBN: 9780300212396