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The first work available in English translation by the major French writer, Regis Jauffret, is a dialogue between the narrator and a young woman who has been suicided - also once his lover. Through laughter, tears, derision and madness, they tell of the bond beyond loneliness and of love that defeats absence. Jauffret is renowned for his use of jubilant language that explo ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published August 25th 2008 by Gallimard
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Auto-fiction made in Jauffret. Je découvre cet auteur avec ce titre.
Dans Lacrimosa, Régis Jauffret écrit des lettres à Charlotte, une ex, qui s'est suicidée. De l'au-delà, elle lui répond à coup de mots cinglants et grinçants, le remettant à sa place.
Le récit s'ouvre sur une description du dernier jour de Charlotte. Très vite, à la réalité froide se substitue une plongée dans un imaginaire un peu loufoque. Régis raconte l'histoire de Charlotte à sa manière. Ce qui n'est pas du goût de la jeune m
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Régis Jauffret is the author of numerous novels, including "Universe, Universe" (2003) for which he was awarded the "Prix Décember" and "Insane Asylum" (2005) for which he won the "Prix Femina". In 2007, his book "Microfictions" was awarded the "Prix France Culture / Telerama" and the grand prize of black humor Forneret Xavier.


Régis Jauffret est l’auteur de plusieurs romans, dont Histoire d’amour,
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