From the perspective of American readers, Jacques Jouet s writing is one of contemporary French literature s best-kept secrets. That s because until very recently none of his books had found their way into English translation and the fault is ours rather than his, because Jouet himself has been producing smart, funny, vibrant, pungent literature in astonishing diversity and abundance for the last quarter century. --Warren Motte, author of Fables of the Novel: French Fiction Since 1990
About the Author
Jacques Jouet was elected to the Oulipo in 1983. He is the author of more than sixty texts in a variety of genres-novels, poetry, plays, literary criticism, and short fiction-including the novels Mountain R (part of his La Re?publique roman cycle), Savage, and Upstaged, all published by Dalkey Archive.
Leland de la Durantaye is the Gardner Cowles Associate Professor of English at Harvard University. He is the author of"Style is Matter: The Moral Art of Vladimir Nabokov"and "Giorgio Agamben: A Critical Introduction".