A vivid, personal journey through (dis)illusion, suicide, memory, sexuality and the wilderness of the imagination. From evocative tales to frank confessions, the reader becomes a confidant to a soul trapped in an awkward-fitting body.
Rene Crevel (1900 1935) was deeply involved with the Surrealist movement. Novelist, poet, and essayist, Crevel was an explorer of the psyche. My Body and I allows us to enter the writer s inner landscape that led to his suicide at the age of 35. Crevel s English publications include Babylon (North Point Press, 1985), Putting My Foot in It (Dalkey Archive Press, 1994), and Difficult Death (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1986). Robert Bononno s translations include Henri Raczymow s Swan s Way, Herve Guibert s Ghost Image, and Michel Ciment s Kubrick. He is the recipient of a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (2002) for his translation of Isabelle Eberhardt: Sept annees dans la vie d une femme.