Mausoleum of Lovers: Journals 1976a 1991


SKU: 9781937658229 Categories: ,
Author: Guibert, Hervé
Translator: Nathanaël
Publication Date: 05/01/2014
Publisher: Nightboat Books
Binding: Paperback
Media: Book


The Mausoleum of Lovers comprises Guibert’s journals, kept from 1976-1991. Functioning as an atelier, it forecasts the writing of a novel, which does not materialize as such; the journal itself — a mausoleum of lovers — comes to take its place. The sensual exigencies and untempered forms of address in this epistolary work, often compared to Barthes’ A Lover’s Discourse, use the letter and the photograph in a work that hovers between forms, in anticipation of its own disintegration.