6 Results Visit ‘s Fleur Jaeggy Page and shop for all Fleur Jaeggy books. Check out Fleur Jaeggy. Follow by Fleur Jaeggy and Gini Alhadeff. Fleur Jaeggy is a Swiss writer, of Italian mother completing her studies in Switzerland, Jaeggy went to live in Rome, where she met Ingebo. I AM THE BROTHER OF XX By Fleur Jaeggy Translated by Gini Alhadeff pp. New Directions. $ THESE POSSIBLE LIVES By Fleur.

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Sweet Days of Discipline: This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. The saints are truly wonderful writers. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. This allows Jaeggy, in such short pieces, to feel for the essence of her subjects, and effectively, bring them that much closer to the reader.

Book 1 by Ale Last Vanities Apr 01, Is it documentation we are reading? His eyes stayed open imperiously. His face colored slightly, turning into a mask of gold. These may not be essays in the expected form, and the reader is left with more questions and impressions than knowledge, but in this Fleur Jaeggy is excellent. To grasp at possible lives seems a worthy endeavor.


It can be difficult to maintain a consistent level of quality while avoiding a fluer that blurs the distinction between the stories. Help us improve our Author Pages by updating your bibliography and submitting a new or current image and biography. O ne might argue that Fleur Jaeggy does not write so much as channel language, allowing her words to form imaginary spaces that exist on an altered plane of experience.

And the three brief biographical essays that comprise These Possible Lives are a delight. English Choose a language for shopping. Released, the Nymphs panic, desperate to return to the security of mindless existence in painted terra-cotta.

So articulate and careful in his account, it is impossible to tell if his paranoia is justified, or part of a deeply imbedded neurosis, and if his gradual unravelling is allegorical or real. The narrator, jaeeggy melancholic young man, obsesses about the strange nature of his relationship with his older sister, whom he refers to as XX.

Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. When invited to dinner, he promised attendance, holding forth on the subject of the enchantments of jaggy. July 13, at 4: The Nymphs step out of their representations, step down from the painted garden decorating the wall.

Here she enters into the worlds of three writers she has either translated or written about—Thomas De Quincey, John Keats, and Marcel Schwob—to create ultra-compressed, finely detailed portraits that capture the essentials of their lives, and the details of their deaths, from her own unique vantage point. Massacres in those little fairy-dust minds? The light wounded them.


Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. There jaeggg an unmistakable current of brisk, melancholic foreboding that courses beneath the surface of her prose. Only the sound of shards falling was heard, colored shards, as they have left their mooring. Are you an author? Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.

I Am the Brother of XX by Fleur Jaeggy review – otherworldly short stories | Books | The Guardian

He was sometimes overcome with sleepiness in his studio and dropped, pulling the candles down with him. Paper storage, fragments of delirium eaten away by dust. Only 19 left in stock more on the way. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.

These Possible Lives by Fleur Jaeggy

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It is not unlike catching a sideways glimpse of oneself in a darkened mirror. Entirely different in scale and intent, the three brief biographical essays that comprise These Possible Lives are a jaebgy. The title story, easily one of the stand-out pieces, is a finely executed exploration of a territory Jaeggy visits frequently—the uncanny landscape of dysfunctional family dynamics.