Poetry. Translated from the French by Brian Evenson. PROUSTIENNES takes its lead from Erik Satie's Gnossiennes—each is a light, lively, take on some aspect of Proust's oeuvre. It touches lightly on asparagus, and equally lightly on the Dreyfus Affair—which is, of course, not possible. In some 50+ vignettes, Frémon establishes an intricate network that links historical event to personal memory to reverberations throughout subsequent literatures, ultimately proving that nothing is "light," and that even the seemingly lightest things have a range of influence much wider than expected.
Jean Frémon was born in Asnières, outside Paris, in 1946. He has written art criticism, poetry, and fiction.
Author City: PARIS FRA