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By Edouard Levé

Translated by Jan Steyn

ISBN: 9781564781956

Publication Date: 9/25/15

In his second "novel," Newspaper, the acclaimed writer, photographer, and artist Edouard Levé made perhaps his most radical attempt to remove himself from his own work. Made up of fictionalized newspaper articles, arranged according to broad sections―some familiar, some not―Newspaper gives us a tour of the modern world as reported by its supposedly impartial chroniclers. Much of this "news" is quite sad, some is funny, but the whole serves as a gory parody of the way we have been taught to see our lives and the lives of our fellow human beings.


"A mixture of thoughtfulness and self-regard, honest interrogation and mere posing . . . the kind of writing that got us reading in the first place." —Zadie Smith

Biographical Information

Edouard Levé was born on January 1, 1965, in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France. A writer, photographer, and visual artist, Levé was the author of four books of writing―Works, Newspaper, Autoportrait, and Suicide―and three books of photographs. Suicide, published in 2008, was his final book.

Jan Steyn is a South African translator from French and Afrikaans to English. His other translations include Edouard Levé’s Suicide and Alix’s Journal by Alix Cleo Roubaud. He is a lecturer in Literary Translation and French at the University of Iowa.