The Francois Sagan Series is now complete

First begun in 2009 with La Chamade the Francois Sagan Series is now complete with the seventh book Silken Eyes and Other Stories. Each taking a late 1970’s Penguin edition of a different Francois Sagan novel as a starting point, the series serves as an exploration of the inner conflict and contradiction within the human mind. Each book is a facsimile of the original with all text removed other than sentences beginning with a particular pronoun, in La Chamade‘s case for example, only sentences beginning ‘She…’ remain. The text is placed where it was in the original to be surrounded by blank space, again perhaps reflecting the fits and starts of a conflicting consciousness, and the effect is to turn a novel of solid prose into a fragmentary concrete poetry. The meaning of the original texts is transformed by removing them from their familiar contexts and the result over the course of the series, which is often amusing, is to bring all the separate narratives together into a singular narrative seen from several contradictory points of view.

The seven titles in the series are:
La Chamade (She…)
Sunlight on Cold Water (He…)
Wonderful Clouds (I…)
A Certain Smile (We…)
Scars on the Soul (They…)
Lost Profile (You…)
Silken Eyes and Other Stories (It…)

All seven are available for £25 each in a limited edition of 100 from: http://www.blurb.co.uk/user/CJRobinson

The Francois Sagan Series (She…He…I…We…They…You…It)

The Francois Sagan Series (She…He…I…We…They…You…It)

La Chamade (She…)

La Chamade (She…)

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Sunlight on Cold Water (He…)

Sunlight on Cold Water (He…)

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Wonderful Clouds (I…)

Wonderful Clouds (I…)

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A Certain Smile (We…)

A Certain Smile (We…)

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Scars on the Soul (They…)

Scars on the Soul (They…)

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Lost Profile (You…)

Lost Profile (You…)

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Silken Eyes and Other Stories (It…)

Silken Eyes and Other Stories (It…)

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