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- DescriptionWhere is your wound? asks Jean Genet in the lines Laurent Mauvignier uses as an epigraph to The Wound. By the time we have finished this four-part vel, we realize that for many the wound lies four decades back in the Events that people have tried t to talk about ever since: the Algerian War. Chronicling the lives of two cousins-Bernard and Rabut-both in the present and at the time of the Algerian War of Independence in the 1960s, we get a full picture of the lasting effects this event had on the men who were involved. Through the fragments of their stories, we see the whole history of the war: its atrocities, its horrors, and its hatreds. Mauvignier shows readers how the Algerian War, always present yet always repressed, has sickened the emotional and moral life of everyone it touched-and France itself, perhaps. The epigraph, like the vel, suggests that wounded men may even become the wound itself.
- Author BiographyLaurent Mauvignier is the author of several novels in French and is the winner of four literary prizes, including the Prix Wepler. David and Nicole Ball, both independent translators in Northampton, Massachusetts, USA have published several translations separately as well as together, including Abdourahman A. Waberi's In the United States of Africa (Nebraska, 2009). Nick Flynn is a writer of poetry, fiction, and memoir. His most recent books include The Reenactments: A Memoir and The Ticking is the Bomb.
- Author(s)Laurent Mauvignier
- PublisherUniversity of Nebraska Press
- Date of Publication01/02/2015
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Series TitleFrench Voices
- Place of PublicationLincoln
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Nebraska Press
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight295 g
- Width3556 mm
- Height5487 mm
- Spine15 mm
- Translated byDavid Ball,Nicole Ball
- Foreword byNick Flynn
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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