worksJan Steyn (CL 2008; MACT 2010, currently working towards a PhD in Comparative Literature at Cornell), has just published a new translation of a strange novel by Edouard Levé, called Works (with Dalkey Archive Press).

The publishers describe it as follows:

A list of 533 projects, beginning with its own description–both likely and unlikely, sober and ridiculous; some of which Levé later realized, most of which he did not. Works ranks with the fiction of Georges Perec for its seemingly limitless, ingenious, and comical inventiveness. A lampoon of conceptual art–if not, indeed, an exemplar of its charms at their best–Works is another piece in the puzzle of Levé’s brief and fascinating life.

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