Out Now: Jean-Philippe Toussaint’s Urgency and Patience

May 23rd, 2015 § 0 comments

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The latest work available in English by Belgian Jean-Philippe Toussaint is this slim and handsome essay collection, translated by yours truly, that clocks in at an attractive 90 pages. Select essays have previously appeared in different form in The White Review and Gulf Coast. Dalkey Archive Press will follow up Urgency and Patience with the fourth and final novel in Toussaint’s Marie tetralogy, Nue.

Jean-Philippe Toussaint (1957 – ) is a Belgian writer and filmmaker whose books have been translated into more than twenty languages. The author of nine novels, he is the winner of numerous literary prizes, including the Prix Médicis in 2005 for his novel Running Away, and the Prix Décembre in 2009 for The Truth about Marie, the two middle books of the Marie tetralogy.

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