Chopin's Move (French Literature) (French Literature Series) Paperback – 26 Sep 2009
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"A humanist rewriting Foucault with a satirist's wit, Echenoz deftly and amusingly meditates on who we are and what defines us."
.".. a gripping, quirky novel full of intrigue, wit, and a sophistication not typically seen in the average spy story--and also filled with typical French ennui." -- Booklist
..". a gripping, quirky novel full of intrigue, wit, and a sophistication not typically seen in the average spy story--and also filled with typical French ennui."--Booklist
About the Author
Jean Echenoz is the author of six novels in English translation and the winner of numerous literary prizes, among them the Prix M dicis and the European Literature Jeopardy Prize. He lives in Paris.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
With Echenoz, much of the fun for the reader lies in the odd turns of phrase that one wants to credit him for... as opposed to an inventive translator! But in the end, the punning (our entomologist-protagonist works with bugs, and as a spy, also plants them, get it?) and silliness just sort of wore me down. It's one thing for a writer to enjoy a good lark, but as a reader, I suppose I wasn't quite in the right mood. Nonetheless, Francophiles, word lovers, and devotees of spy literature will find this book enjoyable.