Review: Anakana Schofield on Fleur Jaeggy

Early in a 1977 interview, Jorge Luis Borges told William F. Buckley, Jr., “Personally I wouldn’t mind being executed. In fact, I think I would welcome it since I am rather tired of life, since life has few pleasures left to me.” Fleur Jaeggy's idiosyncratic novel The Water Statues commences with a similar reasonable critique of protracted demise: ‘Thou…

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