A Winter's Journal

A Winter's Journal

Emmanuel Bove


Translated through Nathalie Favre-Gilly
Afterword by way of Keith Botsford

Paris within the Nineteen Thirties: Louis Grandeville has a gorgeous spouse, a pleasant domestic, a faithful servant, and a wide circle of well-placed pals. His monetary scenario doesn't require him to paintings. but Louis is obsessed through the nagging fact that he by no means has and not will volume to something. He believes his lifestyles is with out any affection or objective, stuffed as an alternative with 1000 trifles meant to alleviate its monotony, and populated with people he seeks out to prevent being on my own yet for whom he cares little.

Every few days for one iciness, Louis writes down the main points of his unsatisfied marriage. even though his spouse, Madeleine, is the point of interest of his magazine, his painstakingly rendered analyses of her habit let us know extra approximately him than her, and concerning the damage humans can do to each other. Unsparing and insightful, A Winter's Journal is still the most devastating novels ever written at the self-destructive impulse found in all marriages.

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