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By J. M. G. Le Clezio

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From the unique Atheneum variation jacket, 1964."J.M.G. Le Clézio, revelation of the literary yr" ran the headline of the Paris exhibit after final year's prizes have been offered. The Goncourt jury was once locked 5 to 5 until eventually its president used his double vote to offer the prize to the older candidate. Ten mins later the Renaudot jury elected the candidate they proposal they may lose to the opposite prize. many of the literary sections ran their prize information placing the Renaudot first, on the way to characteristic the twenty-three-year-old discovery that used to be rocking Paris literary circles.What is The Interrogation? probably a fable with no precise delineations. a really solitary younger guy, Adam Pollo, might be the 1st guy, maybe the final, has a truly awesome inside experience. He concentrates and he discovers methods of being, methods of seeing. He enters into animals, right into a tree.... He has no enterprise, no distractions; he's on the whole disposal of lifestyles. All of existence, that's, other than the society of his personal species -- and so the tale ends."This is the subsequent section after the 'the new novel,'" wrote the critics. Kafka they stated; a right away descendant of Joyce, they stated. Beckett they acknowledged. Like not anything else, they acknowledged. a hundred thousand Frenchmen received it. They acknowledged it was once unusual and gorgeous. ultimately the true voice of the younger, stated the critics. "I like J. D. Salinger," acknowledged Mr. Le Clézio, and that was once all he stated. His extraordinary first ebook will quickly be released around the world and masses extra might be acknowledged.

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From the unique Atheneum version jacket, 1964. "J. M. G. Le Clézio, revelation of the literary 12 months" ran the headline of the Paris show after final year's prizes have been offered. The Goncourt jury was once locked 5 to 5 until eventually its president used his double vote to offer the prize to the older candidate.

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Adam enjoyed watching the lively crowd on his right; it was many-coloured, humming with voices, and on the whole much less alarming when seen from here. It was rather as though he knew these people’s names, as though their mere proximity made them distant relations of the Pollo family; in any case they showed definite signs of common ancestry, the imperceptibly negroid stamp of some vanished Ameranthropus. Some of the women looked attractive in their sleep, with a kind of weighty subsidence of the flesh, a semi-burial amidst the grey pebbles, which gave a corresponding effect of relief, of soft curves, of a kind of vegetable love.

He guessed as much and made no movement, except that from time to time he lifted a cigarette to his lips and drew in a gulp of smoke. When the cigarette was finished, when it burnt his thumb and fore-finger and he had to drop it on the floor, he took a handkerchief from his trousers pocket and with great deliberation wiped his chest and forearms, the base of his throat and his armpits. Once rid of the thin film of sweat which had protected it until that moment, his skin began to glow like fire, red with light.

As for the other three-quarters, waiting in the glass, it might have been an empty goldfish bowl standing at noon on an Empire guéridon, its fish having died. Or even one of those fish-tanks you see in the windows of big restaurants, where solemn gourmets come to have fat carp hauled out for them in a net, each fish leaving a hole in the water between the pilot-light, the oxygen blowpipe and the artificial weeds – departing from behind its emerald-green bulkhead to enter a world of torture, of butter, of parsley in the eyes and tomato in the mouth.

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