I do not think there is any writer working in English at present who is more subtly inventive or more original than Gabriel Josipovici.
Tales from the Reading Room
You know what the secret of being a good clown is, Elspeth? he asks.
No, she says. You ve told me but I ve forgotten.,br. Innocence, Elspeth, he says. A clown is innocent. He is innocent because he has not been born into our world. He is innocent, Elspeth, because he has not been born at all.
Alphonse, an accordion-playing ex-clown, is hired by the Baron to spy on his wife, for whom, unknown to the Baron, he is already working. The intricate shadow-play that ensues moves at a pace that quickly blurs the distinctions between jokes and lies, art and evidence, until with a final tug at the strings the characters barons, clowns, art students, art collectors, film-makers, restaurateurs are brought into unexpected alignment with their several objects of desire.Críticas:
`Only Joking has the light heart which can be revealed at the further end of a literary career . . . The great success of Josipovici's technique here is that not only is the effect like that of watching something between an Ealing comedy and a very sparky and accessible French nouvelle vague film, but it also sharpens our own responses to the layers of deceit going on . . . It is a complete pleasure.' --Nicholas Lezard, Guardian
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