7 au carré

7 AU CARRÉ
Les Impressions nouvelles, 164 p., 2002

"7 au carré" est sans conteste le livre le plus étonnant, le plus novateur de l’année. D’abord comme objet, puisqu’il ne ressemble vraiment à rien de connu : les quelque cent pages du livre sont comme un kaléidoscope des signes et des récits de la ville moderne (New York en l’occurrence), qui se voit décrite, voire photographiée textuellement dans la diversité étourdissante de ses images et de ses bruits. Ensuite comme projet, puisqu’il renoue, avec une audace qu’on croyait disparue de la littérature française, avec les "tentatives de description du monde moderne" dont les derniers grands exemples remontent déjà à Michel Butor. (Jan Baetens).

EXTRAIT

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