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To Write on Tamara?
As stubborn, as surprising, as artful as life in its refusal to conform to a particular literary genre, Marcel Bénabou’s book is at once a memoir and a novel, a confession and a reflection on the prerogatives and imperatives of writing one’s story. At its center, forever alluring and elusive, is the beautiful and ethereal Tamara, the exact incarnation of our narrator’s ...more
Paperback, 179 pages
Published April 1st 2004 by Bison Books
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Marcel Bénabou I think of him, as a writer's writer. He writes about writing, but in a narrative. Here he writes about a woman of a certain passion from his life (or is it?) named Tamara. From his memories and onward he focuses on the subject matter of love, literature and writing. It is also a work that thinks about the nature of writing and how it corresponds with one's life. While reading this, it didn't remind me of another book (oddly enough) but the later film-works of Jean-Luc Godard. ...more