An unreasonable collection of prefaces about our favorites books
Under the direction of Thomas B. Reverdy & Martin Page
Date of parution : March 2008
19 € / 192 pages
Presentation of the project by Thomas B. Reverdy and Martin Page
“Talking to each other a few months ago, we had the idea for a collective work that was neither a manifesto nor the birth certificate of some movement, group or fraternity, but simply a moment of collective expression.
The idea was that each writer would talk about a text that had left an impression on his or her life as a reader or journey as a writer. That this would be done in a spirit of reciprocity and intimacy, not in order to create some “ideal” library, nor to assert some flattering genealogy, but to pay a sincere tribute. That everyone should “bring a guest”, as they as say. It’s as simple as that. Because that’s what we do when we start to get to know each other better. And as we are writers, we wanted everyone to bring a book.
We enjoyed getting together again, reading each other and discussing our tastes. And we discovered many a rare and often little-known book, all adored by friends who, in these short and inventive prefaces, made us want to get to know them better.
We wish you the same pleasure. And discoveries. The same encounters with books and authors.”
"Le bal Gaston Couté", Marc Molk
Elizabeth Guyon Spennato
Thomas B. Reverdy