Dusty Pink by Jean-Jacques SchuhlDusty Pink by Jean-Jacques Schuhl

Dusty Pink

byJean-Jacques SchuhlTranslated byJeffrey ZuckermanSeries edited byChris Kraus

Paperback | September 11, 2018

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A cult classic in France, the first translation of a novel that captures a subjective stroll through an underground, glamorous Paris

finally there are the rolling stones who call for all these at the same time among them and around them: the policeman, the cross-dresser, the dancer, Frankenstein, the dandy, the robot
-from Dusty Pink

Written with the hope of achieving a "dreary distant banality," Jean-Jacques Schuhl's first novel is a subjective stroll through an underground, glamorous Paris, a city that slips into the background but never disappears, hovering on the verge of its own suppression. An elegiac and luminous cut-up, Dusty Pink brings together race wire results, editions of France-Soir, the lyrics to well-known British songs, scripts from famous old films, pharmaceutical leaflets, fashion ads, and strips and scraps of culture in which the avant-garde and academicism blur in an overview of the cultural scene. This world of atmospheres, portraits, and dazzling associations of ideas creates a plane of shimmering surfaces.

Published in French in 1972, Jean-Jacques Schuhl's Dusty Pink became a cult classic. This is its first translation.

Title:Dusty PinkFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:128 pages, 8 × 5.38 × 0.38 inShipping dimensions:8 × 5.38 × 0.38 inPublished:September 11, 2018Publisher:Semiotext(e)Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1635900131

ISBN - 13:9781635900132

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Translator Jeffrey Zuckerman has done an admirable job of making Schuhl's jagged, reference-laden prose comprehensible and meaningful to English-language readers, ensuring that Schuhl's voice comes across in all of its peculiar uniqueness, rhythm, and loveliness.

-Bookforum