A NEW YORK REVIEW BOOKS ORIGINAL Novels in Three Lines collects more than a thousand items that appeared anonymously in the French newspaper Le Matin in 1906atrue stories of murder, mayhem, and everyday life presented with a ruthless economy that provokes laughter even as it shocks. This extraordinary trove, undiscovered until the 1940s and here translated for the first time into English, is the work of the mysterious FAclix FAcnAcon. Dandy, anarchist, and critic of genius, the discoverer of Georges Seurat and the first French publisher of James Joyce, FAcnAcon carefully maintained his own anonymity, toiling for years as an obscure clerk in the French War Department. Novels in Three Lines is his secret chef-daoeuvre, a work of strange and singular art that brings back the long-ago year of 1906 with the haunting immediacy of a photograph while looking forward to such disparate works as Walter Benjaminas Arcades Project and the Death and Disaster series of Andy Warhol.This extraordinary trove, undiscovered until the 1940s and here translated for the first time into English, is the work of the mysterious FAclix FAcnAcon.
|Title||:||Novels in Three Lines|
|Author||:||Félix Fénéon, Luc Sante|
|Publisher||:||New York Review of Books - 2007|