news | Friday March 17, 2023

Maylis de Kerangal in The New Yorker

This March, a piece on the remarkable work of Maylis de Kerangal was featured in the New Yorker. Written by Lauren Oyler, the article details an account of how Oyler came to discover de Kerangal’s work, the reasons she fell in love with de Kerangal’s writing, and how the translation of de Kerangal’s work “serves… as a metaphor for the use of language in general.” Translator Jessica Moore is also given her flowers in this deeply considered think piece on Maylis de Kerangal’s oeuvre.

From the article: “Were I to begin this review with panoramic impressions, I might mention the weird refrain that looped in my head—it’s so good it makes me want to puke—while reading de Kerangal’s novels.”

Read the full piece in the New Yorker here.

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