Some Thing Black
Written in the years following the sudden death of Roubaud's wife, Some Thing Black is a profound and moving transcription of loss, mourning, grief, and the attempts to face honestly and live with the consequences of death, the ever-present "not-there-ness" of the person who was/is loved.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jonfaith - www.librarything.com
Searing and yet placid. There's an ill adjusted peace on display, a rounded resignation. I found myself aware that I didn't read Cancer Ward until last month because for 15 years people I cared about ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - RuthD. - LibraryThing
Very few books go this deeply into the imaginative space of grief which such eloquence. Roubaud (and in this case, a translation by Waldrop) has made his way to the underworld, and he too looked back. But he brings what he lost with him to the page. Read full review