Jean Frémon is the author of many novels, works of criticism, and volumes of poetry, including Le Jardin botanique (P.O.L, 1988), Le Singe mediant (P.O.L, 1991), L’lle des morts (P.O.L, 1994), and La Vraie nature des ombres (P.O.L, 2000). He has also written essays on artists as Louise Bourgeois, Sean Scully, Antoni Tapies, Jannis Kounellis, David Hockney, and Kiki Smith, some of which have been collected in Gloire des formes (P.O.L, 2005).
About the Translator: Brian Evenson is the author of seven books of fiction, most recently The Open Curtain (Coffee House Press, 2006). He has translated work by Christian Gailly, Jacques Dupin, Gustave Le Rouge, and others, and his translation of Claro’s Electric Flesh was a finalist for the French-American Foundation’s translation prize.
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