Books by Jacques Roubaud

'53 DAYS' by Georges Perec
Released: Sept. 30, 1999

"Even in its inchoate state (smoothed out by fellow 'Oulipo' experimentalists Mathews and Roubaud), Perec's dazzling gamesmanship offers sophisticated pleasures reminiscent of, and often equal to, the legacies bequeathed to us by his masters Joyce and Nabokov."
—53 Days" ($23.95; Sept. 30, 272 pp.; 1-56792-088-8). Read full book review >
THE PRINCESS HOPPY by Jacques  Roubaud
Released: Sept. 3, 1993

"On this evidence, Joyce and Derrida have a lot to answer for."
Brevity is the anodyne here for Roubaud's customary low-yielding high jinks (Hortense in Exile, etc.) in this postmodern, word- processor-in-cheek fairy-tale starring Hoppy, a Princess, and her dog, whose name cannot be given for security reasons. Read full book review >
HORTENSE IN EXILE by Jacques  Roubaud
Released: July 24, 1992

"It's often amusing, and it's often just plain silly."
Flippant, post-Calvino novel about, or not about, a near- pornographic heroine named Hortense, by French mathematics professor Roubaud (The Great Fire of London, 1991). Read full book review >
Released: July 29, 1991

"Maximum narcolepsy."
Quasi-autobiographical antinovel with an infinity of self- reflexive notes for a never-written novel that doesn't get written here either; by a French professor of mathematics. Read full book review >