>>7573635 I've not read any of her work. If I was a betting man I'd favour Cixous to win a Nobel before she does, just judging by their respective profiles. Michon, Tournier, Quignard and Jaccottet are my favourite living French writers. I don't really get the fuss over Bonnefoy but I guess he could be regarded as the "face of contemporary French poetry" too.
>>7573718 I don't know about Cixous, but I feel like de Kerangal has the right profile for the prize. She's far from being one of my favorite writers but her books are worth the read. I finished Birth of a bridge a few days ago, you should maybe give it a try...
>Michon It's my favorite living French writer. It's a shame he is never talked about here.
>Tournier I like him, but Friday, or The other land deceived me.
>Quignard and Jaccottet Never read them. Where should I start?
>Bonnefoy I like his poetry but I couldn't say why. Here's a poem by him: Une pierre
Ils aimaient ce miroir Dont le cadre écaillé s'ornait encore Des cornes d'abondances de l'âge d'or. Deux figures dansantes s'y faisaient face, Ces épaules, ces ventres étaient nus, Ces mains Se touchaient, s'étreignaient, Mais ces vrais que les yeux ne se rencontraient pas.
Ils ont placé Le miroir dans la terre, sous la neige, Comme du grain ; comme l'épi du ciel Qui doit pourrir longtemps dans la boue du monde.
I've also read Dans les forêts de Sibérie quite recently by Tesson and it's very good, it has a nice, soft and comfy feeling... Also Nothomb is alive, but I can't stand her.
Pic not really related, I just like Beckett a lot.
nothomb is belgian you cucks. Tournier is god, modiano gets no respect because of nobel but he is fuggin brilliant. I want you to pay attention to writers born after 1989 sasha sperling, cevile coulon, mathilde tournier etc. Also daniel pennac is the smartest and the funniest
>>7576702 "french literature" might mean "francophone literature". Thus Liberian books fall under English literature but nor British Literature. Your argument is also ludicrous for obvious geographical and historical considerations.
>>7576760 >"french literature" might mean "francophone literature" It doesn't though.
French literature is, generally speaking, literature written in the French language, particularly by citizens of France; it may also refer to literature written by people living in France who speak traditional languages of France other than French. Literature written in French language, by citizens of other nations such as Belgium, Switzerland, Canada, Senegal, Algeria, Morocco, etc. is referred to as Francophone literature.
>>7573804 >Jaccottet Go for Cahier de verdure ; suivi de, Après beaucoup d'années, there are bits of his prose, his poetry, his diaries and his essays; all beautifully connected; then you can decide if you like him and where would you like go from there.
>Quignard Depends, if you want more coherent narrative then Tous le matins de monde, Terrasse à Rome etc (by coherent I mean concentrated on one person or so); if you want more fragmentary stuff (maybe like later Blanchot, even though it's different a lot), then go for Dernier royaume. I heard that his other things (on wiki under Autre) is pretty great too, things like Le Sexe et l'Effroi, but I haven't read it myself.
Other great writers Guyotat, Toussaint, Noël, Demangeot, etc.
>>7574225 I'm not saying he should be considered plebeian, just that considering The Elementary Particles one of "the best books ever written" is pleb.
>>7574292 It seemed fresh back in 1999, or whenever it came out. The cynic, uninterested and nonchalant love affair concerning the protagonist combined with the civilisational implications of his work struck me as a curious and relevant intersection of sub-plots at the time. The "erogenous cells all over everyone's bodies" concept also felt fun at the time.
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