The Epistolary Unraveling: Amélie Nothomb’s “Life Form” Reviewed

Life Form by Amélie Nothomb; translated by Alison Anderson Europa Editions; 125 p.  Amélie Nothomb’s novel Life Form isn’t a particularly long work, but to go too far into its plot runs the risk of upsetting the balance that she’s created here — one that at first seems to be examining the effects of war on those participating in it, but ultimately becomes more about the act of observation, of being a voyeur of both combat and of damaged bodies […]

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