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The Millions brings my attention to Dying by René Belletto, a writer described here as "on the experimental side: Beckett seems to be the governing shade... with a touch of Maurice Blanchot and a sprinkling of Mickey Spillane":


Mourir, first published in France in 2002 and now expertly translated by Alexander Hertich as Dying, has just appeared in a handsome paperback original published by the Dalkey Archive Press. It’s a work of unusual though never-confusing complexity, a novel of reflections and correspondences that contains all of the author’s strengths: Belletto, who has a brilliant grasp of pacing and possesses a connoisseur’s knowledge of film, is a natural storyteller with a strong, sure voice, and his books prove difficult to put down (more...)

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