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Babylon by Yasmina Reza


Babylon by Yasmina Reza
Aug 07, 2018 | 208 Pages
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“For me Babylon represents . . . that lost world, all that we could have lived, all that humanity that is behind us.”—Yasmina Reza

“Starting always with real, concrete things, written in a style as clean and precise as an assassin’s, and with a ravishing elegance, Reza draws us into her sarcastic digressions. She skewers our empty presumptions, and manipulates the paradoxes with an irresistible instinct for the dialectic. There is pain here, tears of great loss and abandonment. . . . And, throughout, a sense of exile—from self, from others. . . . Reza manages to express our most deeply hidden secrets, our subterranean feelings of anguish, the ones we are least able to share with others.”—Telerama (five-star review)
“For Reza truth is often to be found in the dark dance of the tragic and the absurd which fires all her writing. . . . Babylon [tells] the story of how the comfortable ordered lives of two middle-aged couples in the suburbs of Paris unravel over the course of an evening. But it is also a touching study of people living in exile from themselves. Everyone . . . has been cut adrift from their youth and their dreams.”—The Times of Israel

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