Wednesday, May 02, 2007

The Last Man

Ubuweb has made available a PDF of Maurice Blanchot's 1957 novel The Last Man as translated by Lydia Davis. Narration at the threshold of impossible writing, says the blurb. I've not read it, nor did I have a copy.

Also available is a novel by 1985 Nobel Prize winner Claude Simon; a work vying for the Least Appealing Title for a Novel award: Properties of Several Geometric and Non-Geometric Figures. I've heard The Grass is superb, but try finding a copy ...

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