Written in Invisible Ink: Selected Stories (Semiotext(e) / Native Agents) (Paperback)

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By Herve Guibert, Jeffrey Zuckerman (Translator)
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Herve Guibert is one of my favorite authors; someone I've been reading most of my life. His life was cut down too short by AIDS.  I'm thrilled that Semiotext(e) Press is releasing this  new this book and  a new translation of "To the Friend Who did Not Save My Life" into English. We sell "Crazy for Vincent,""Ghost Image" & more.

Hervé Guibert published twenty-five books before dying of AIDS in 1991 at age 36. An originator of French autofiction of the 1990s, Guibert wrote with aggressive candor, detachment, and passion, mixing diary writing, memoir, and fiction. Best known for the series of books he wrote during the last years of his life, chronicling his coexistence with illness, he has been a powerful influence on many contemporary writers.

Written in Invisible Ink maps the writer's artistic development, from his earliest texts--fragmented stories of queer desire--to the unnervingly photorealistic descriptions in Vice and the autobiographical sojourns of Singular AdventuresPropaganda Death, his harsh, visceral debut, is included in its entirety.

A good introduction is a special edition by European Literary Journal Tinted Window. The entire issue focused on Guibert. The price is $25. If you would like to purchase it, email the bookstore directly.

 

No. 1: Hervé Guibert

  

No.1 explores the life and work of the writer, photographer and filmmaker Hervé Guibert. There is a travelogue to Greece in search of a portrait; reminiscences from those that knew him well or otherwise; first-time English translations of his work; a fine eye for his photographs; writing that deftly traces his last moments. Featuring Andrew Durbin, Louis Fratino, Hervé Guibert, Bruce Hainley, Brigitte Ollier, John Douglas Millar and Jeffrey Zuckerman.

— From NEW BOOKS WE LOVE

 

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Stories that map the writer's artistic development, written with candor, detachment, and passion.

Herv Guibert published twenty-five books before dying of AIDS in 1991 at age 36. An originator of French autofiction of the 1990s, Guibert wrote with aggressive candor, detachment, and passion, mixing diary writing, memoir, and fiction. Best known for the series of books he wrote during the last years of his life, chronicling his coexistence with illness, he has been a powerful influence on many contemporary writers.

Written in Invisible Ink maps the writer's artistic development, from his earliest texts--fragmented stories of queer desire--to the unnervingly photorealistic descriptions in Vice and the autobiographical sojourns of Singular AdventuresPropaganda Death, his harsh, visceral debut, is included in its entirety. The volume concludes with a series of short, jewel-like stories composed at the end of his life. These anarchic and lyrical pieces are translated into English for the first time by Jeffrey Zuckerman.

From midnight encounters with strangers to tormented relationships with friends, from a blistering sequence written for Roland Barthes to a tender summoning of Michel Foucault upon his death, these texts lay bare Guibert's relentless obsessions in miniature.

— From Staff Picks

Herve Guibert is one of my favorite authors; someone I've been reading most of my life. His life was cut down too short by AIDS.  I'm thrilled that Semiotext(e) Press is releasing this  new this book and  a new translation of "To the Friend Who did Not Save My Life" into English. We sell "Crazy for Vincent,""Ghost Image" & more.

Hervé Guibert published twenty-five books before dying of AIDS in 1991 at age 36. An originator of French autofiction of the 1990s, Guibert wrote with aggressive candor, detachment, and passion, mixing diary writing, memoir, and fiction. Best known for the series of books he wrote during the last years of his life, chronicling his coexistence with illness, he has been a powerful influence on many contemporary writers.

Written in Invisible Ink maps the writer's artistic development, from his earliest texts--fragmented stories of queer desire--to the unnervingly photorealistic descriptions in Vice and the autobiographical sojourns of Singular AdventuresPropaganda Death, his harsh, visceral debut, is included in its entirety.

A good introduction is a special edition by European Literary Journal Tinted Window. The entire issue focused on Guibert. The price is $25. If you would like to purchase it, email the bookstore directly.

 

No. 1: Hervé Guibert

  

No.1 explores the life and work of the writer, photographer and filmmaker Hervé Guibert. There is a travelogue to Greece in search of a portrait; reminiscences from those that knew him well or otherwise; first-time English translations of his work; a fine eye for his photographs; writing that deftly traces his last moments. Featuring Andrew Durbin, Louis Fratino, Hervé Guibert, Bruce Hainley, Brigitte Ollier, John Douglas Millar and Jeffrey Zuckerman.

— From NEW BOOKS WE LOVE PLUS SOME OTHER FAVORITES

Description


Stories that map the writer's artistic development, written with candor, detachment, and passion.

Herv Guibert published twenty-five books before dying of AIDS in 1991 at age 36. An originator of French autofiction of the 1990s, Guibert wrote with aggressive candor, detachment, and passion, mixing diary writing, memoir, and fiction. Best known for the series of books he wrote during the last years of his life, chronicling his coexistence with illness, he has been a powerful influence on many contemporary writers.

Written in Invisible Ink maps the writer's artistic development, from his earliest texts--fragmented stories of queer desire--to the unnervingly photorealistic descriptions in Vice and the autobiographical sojourns of Singular Adventures. Propaganda Death, his harsh, visceral debut, is included in its entirety. The volume concludes with a series of short, jewel-like stories composed at the end of his life. These anarchic and lyrical pieces are translated into English for the first time by Jeffrey Zuckerman.

From midnight encounters with strangers to tormented relationships with friends, from a blistering sequence written for Roland Barthes to a tender summoning of Michel Foucault upon his death, these texts lay bare Guibert's relentless obsessions in miniature.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781635901191
ISBN-10: 1635901197
Publisher: Semiotext(e)
Publication Date: May 19th, 2020
Pages: 272
Language: English
Series: Semiotext(e) / Native Agents