Scratches is the first volume in Michel Leiris's monumental four-volume autobiography, Rules of the Game. In this volume, the celebrated French writer examines his inventory of memories, explores the language of his childhood, weaves anecdotes from his private life with his old and recent ideas. In the end, he so mercilessly scrutinizes what was familiar that its familiarity drops away and it blossoms into something exotic. As Leiris recollects his childhood, his father's recording machine becomes a miraculous object and ...

The Rules of the Game: Scratches 1997, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD

ISBN-13: 9780801854866

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The Rules of the Game: Scratches 1997, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD

ISBN-13: 9780801854859

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