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Like a Washed Corpse

Jenny Turner: Fleur Jaeggy’s Method, 27 July 2023

The Water Statues 
by Fleur Jaeggy, translated by Gini Alhadeff.
And Other Stories, 93 pp., £10.99, May 2022, 978 1 913505 44 8
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... the feet ‘(if they still had them)’ tied to stones? Grief gets everywhere, we know that, but Fleur Jaeggy, at her best, steers clear of things that are common knowledge: ‘It is only distractions, uncertainty, distance that bring us closer to our targets, and then it is the target that strikes us.’Jaeggy was ...

I cannot explain my wife

Joanna Biggs: ‘Biography of X’, 4 May 2023

Biography of X 
by Catherine Lacey.
Granta, 394 pp., £18.99, April, 978 1 78378 927 6
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... people (Kathy Acker, David Bowie, Connie Converse) in the fiction, and real people (Susan Sontag, Fleur Jaeggy, Kaitlin Phillips) in the real endnotes. Lacey has said her intent was random and irreverent – ‘There’s no hidden agenda or code,’ she told the New York Times – but it is also pragmatic. How many novels about artists fail to convince ...

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