Hortense is Abducted
-- First paperback edition.
-- In this madcap metafictional mystery a 22-year-old philosophy student (Hortense) is kidnapped and a dog is murdered -- the imaginary country of Poldevia is somehow involved. Arranged in the form of a sestina (replete with authorial asides and plenty of puns, jokes and wordplay), this is the second installment in Roubaud's popular and widely acclaimed "Hortense" series.
-- A professor of mathematics at the University of Paris X Nanterre and a long time member of Oulipo, the Workshop for Potential Literature, Jacques Roubaud is the author of several novels and works of poetry.
-- First published in the U.S. by Dalkey Archive (1989).
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Review: Hortense is Abducted (Hortense #2)User Review - Jordan Smith - Goodreads
One of my favorite first sentences ever. Much to enjoy, much to think about; the problem for me was that there is much to think about again, and again...and again... I have never seen the "meta" laid ... Read full review
Review: Hortense is Abducted (Hortense #2)User Review - MJ Nicholls - Goodreads
From Jacques the Fatalist to Jacques Roubaud: OuLiPo's lesser-known practitioner and most famous surviving member, excluding Harry Mathews, who isn't really French anyway. For some reason, Dalkey ... Read full review
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