97,196 Words

97,196 Words Essays

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Synopsis

Read the definitive essay collection from the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Adversary, dubbed 'France's greatest writer of non-fiction' (New York Times)

'The most exciting living writer' Karl Ove Knausgaard

Over the course of his career, Emmanuel Carrère has reinvented non-fiction writing. In a search for truth in all its guises, he dispenses with the rules of genre. For him, no form is out of reach: theology, historiography, reportage and memoir - among many others - are fused under the pressure of an inimitable combination of passion, curiosity and intellect that has made Carrère one of our most distinctive and important literary voices today.

97,196 Words introduces Carrère's shorter work to an English-language audience. Featuring more than thirty extraordinary texts written over an illustrious twenty-five-year period of Carrère's creative life, the book shows a remarkable mind at work. Spanning continents, histories, and personal relationships, 97,196 Words considers the divides between truth, reality and our shared humanity, exploring remarkable events and eccentric lives, including Carrère's own.

Book information

ISBN: 9781911214465
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Jonathan Cape
Pub date:
DEWEY: 844.92
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 294
Weight: 596g
Height: 163mm
Width: 244mm
Spine width: 28mm