Murder by Danielle Collobert

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...any reader interested in experimental fiction and poetry will find this a challenging but captivating text.
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Fiction. Translated from the French by Nathanaël. MURDER is Danielle Collobert's first novel. Originally published in 1964 by Éditions Gallimard while Collobert was living as a political exile in Italy, this prose work was written against the backdrop of the Algerian War. Uncompromising in its exposure of the calculated cruelty of the quotidian, MURDER'S accusations have photographic precision, inculpating instants of habitual violence.
 

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Danielle Collobert (1940-1978) was a French poet, author, and journalist. Born into a Breton family active in the Resistance during the Second World War, she killed herself on July 23, 1978 in a hotel room on the rue Dauphine in Paris. At 19 she abandoned her university studies and moved to Paris, where she began writing short poems and texts that would three years later be a part of MURDER (Litmus Press, 2013). For several months, she belonged to a group supporting the FLN, and from time to time, disappeared to carry out missions. After a self-imposed exile in Italy, she joined the staff of the Algerian magazine Rvolution Africaine. Collobert joined the Writers' Union in May '68, and a few months later turned up in Czekhoslovakia as Soviet tanks rolled across the country. She traveled near continuously from 1970 to 1978. Other works in English translation are IT THEN (O Books, 1989) and NOTEBOOKS: 1956-1978 (Litmus Press, 2003), both translated by Norma Cole.
 
Published April 2, 2013 by Litmus Press. 80 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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...any reader interested in experimental fiction and poetry will find this a challenging but captivating text.

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