Dusty Pink

Dusty Pink - [Semiotexte(s) Native Agents Series]

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Publisher's Synopsis

A cult classic in France, the first translation of a novel that captures a subjective stroll through an underground, glamorous Paris

finally there are the rolling stones who call for all these at the same time among them and around them: the policeman, the cross-dresser, the dancer, Frankenstein, the dandy, the robot
-from Dusty Pink

Written with the hope of achieving a "dreary distant banality," Jean-Jacques Schuhl's first novel is a subjective stroll through an underground, glamorous Paris, a city that slips into the background but never disappears, hovering on the verge of its own suppression. An elegiac and luminous cut-up, Dusty Pink brings together race wire results, editions of France-Soir, the lyrics to well-known British songs, scripts from famous old films, pharmaceutical leaflets, fashion ads, and strips and scraps of culture in which the avant-garde and academicism blur in an overview of the cultural scene. This world of atmospheres, portraits, and dazzling associations of ideas creates a plane of shimmering surfaces.

Published in French in 1972, Jean-Jacques Schuhl's Dusty Pink became a cult classic. This is its first translation.

Book information

ISBN: 9781635900132
Publisher: Semiotext(e)
Imprint: Semiotext(e)
Pub date:
DEWEY: 843.914
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 123
Weight: 174g
Height: 140mm
Width: 203mm
Spine width: 18mm