The Mausoleum of Lovers Journals 1976–1991 by Hervé Guibert
Mausoleum of Lovers Journals 1976–1991, The
Essays,  Fiction,  Translation,  | $19.95
paperback, 584 pages, 5.5 x 8 in
Publication Date: 2014
ISBN: 978-1-937658-22-9

The long-awaited English-language translation of Hervé Guibert’s arresting journals

The Mausoleum of Lovers comprises Guibert’s journals, kept from 1976–1991. Functioning as an atelier, it forecasts the writing of a novel, which does not materialize as such; the journal itself — a mausoleum of lovers — comes to take its place. The sensual exigencies and untempered forms of address in this epistolary work, often compared to Barthes’ A Lover’s Discourse, use the letter and the photograph in a work that hovers between forms, in anticipation of its own disintegration.