Robert Pinget Long Fiction Analysis - Essay

Robert Pinget Long Fiction Analysis

(Survey of Novels and Novellas)

Three major unifying threads run through Robert Pinget’s absorbing and outlandish fictional world. Most obviously, in terms of its overall structure, Pinget’s writings unfold as corollaries to his unstated underlying belief that all writing comes to life as a sort of parallel song, a para odos, reacting to what has been written before. The second aspect of Pinget’s work that catches the reader’s attention is a fascination with the paradox of the potential and limits of language. Finally, Pinget is one of the very few writers of modern avant-grade French prose who possesses and displays what English-speaking readers could recognize as a sense of humor.

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