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Le Tellier, Herve (Translated by Adriana Hunter). ENOUGH ABOUT LOVE. New York City, NY: Other Press, 2010. Softcover. First Edition/First Printing. 232 pages. As New.

The author's novel on subject. One of Herve Le Tellier's finest achievements. The first appearance of the title in English and in the United States. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a softcover original only. The production values are impeccable: The pictorial DJ design is embossed, not printed, and the book is produced on archival stock paper in the United States to the highest standards. Despite the seemingly exasperated tone of the title, the novel is all about love, a French specialty. The publisher's blurb cannot be improved upon: "Any man - or woman - who wants to hear nothing - or no more - about love should put this book down. Anna and Louise could be sisters, but they don't know each other. They are both married with children, and for the most part, they are happy. On almost the same day, Anna, a psychiatrist, crosses paths with Yves, a writer, while Louise, a lawyer, meets Anna's analyst, Thomas. Love at first sight is still possible for those into their forties and long-married. But when you have already mapped out a life path, a passionate affair can come at a high price. Thought-provoking, sophisticated, and above all, amusing. Captures the euphoria of desire through tender and unflinching portraits of husbands, wives, and lovers". The love story is one of the oldest and most inexhaustible narratives. Le Tellier's novel re-examines a familiar paradox: Domesticity = Lasting Happiness/Love = High-risk Ecstasy (that almost always ends in Lasting Unhappiness). Why so many of us, against our better judgment, are willing to take enormous risks and give it all up for love is the question Le Tellier attempts to answer. Herve Le Tellier is one of France's most highly regarded cultural exports: A journalist, novelist, poet (his novel ends brilliantly with a poem), literary critic, mathematician, and professor. A "must-have" title for Herve Le Tellier and lovers of contemporary literature. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed and inscribed in black ink-pen on the title page by the author: "Who knows, that never speak [Enough About Love] Herve Le Tellier". He made a rare appearance at the 2011 PEN World Festival. Laid-in is a copy of the 60-page Souvenir Program. This title is now collectible. This is the only such signed and inscribed copy of the First American Edition available online and has absolutely no flaws, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. One of the finest living French writers. A flawless copy. . ISBN 1590513991. $50.00

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