My Friends

My Friends

Emmanuel Bove


Victor Baton is a wounded struggle veteran attempting to reestablish his prewar way of life yet steer clear of paintings. residing in a run-down boardinghouse, Baton spends his days looking out Paris for the modest comforts of heat, affordable nutrition, and friendship, yet he unearths little. regardless of his determined scenario, Baton continues to be useless and unsympathetic, a Bovian antihero to the center. Bove himself known as My Friends, released in France in 1923, a “novel of impoverished solitude.” The publication, his first novel, drew compliment from such writers as Rilke, Gide, and Beckett and is to today the author's so much celebrated work.

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