Books by J.M.G. Le Clézio

THE AFRICAN by J.M.G. Le Clézio
Released: April 30, 2013

"A vivid depiction of a splintered childhood and the lovely wholeness procured from it."
A slim yet resonant autobiographical entry from the Nobel laureate's early years in West Africa. Read full book review >
THE ROUND by J.M.G. Le Clézio
Released: Jan. 24, 2003

"A fascinating tour of the wild side, conducted by a writer who has been surprising us for over forty years."
The other side of life on the French Riviera, as seen with understated compassion and intensity in this previously untranslated 1982 collection of thematically related—and brilliantly written—stories. Read full book review >
ONITSHA by J.M.G. Le Clézio
Released: April 3, 1997

"The most surprising work of Le ClÇzio's long career, and one of his best."
Onitsha ($35.00; paper $15.00; Apr. 3, 1997; 206 pp.; 0-8032-2915-1; paper 0-8032-7966-3): An uncharacteristically accessible and dramatic narrative about Europeans in Africa from one of the avatars of the French New Wave novel. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Often piercingly vivid, and poignant at the close, though patience can be an asset in getting there."
The prolific Le ClÇzio (The Interrogation, 1963; The Giants, 1975, etc.) offers the second title in the publisher's Verba Mundi series (see Sylvie Germain, p. 1091): an intensely lyrical first- person story of a man's life of disappointment. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Heated, hypnotic, bizarre: Mesoamerican history as if composed by an Aztec priest. (One halftone, one map)"
French avant-garde novelist Le ClÇzio (The Giants, 1975, etc.) offers up a meditation and lamentation on Mesoamerican civilizations and the Spanish conquest. Read full book review >