Retold Stories and the New Sincerity: Andrei Makine’s Novel “The Life of an Unknown Man” Reviewed

The Life of an Unknown Man by Andreï Makine; translated by Gregory Strachan Graywolf Press; 192 p. Andreï Makine, winner of two of France’s most prestigious literary awards, in his newest effort, The Life of an Unknown Man, makes a foray into the world of New Sincerity. Like any school of literature, New Sincerity evades easy categorization, but in the recent literary world, it speaks to writing about genuine struggles with psychological, moral, ideological, and moral issues without cynicism. Moreover, […]

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