November 13, 2010

Yes, it could begin this way, right here, just like that, in a rather slow and ponderous way, in this neutral place that belongs to all and to none, where people pass by almost without seeing each other, where the life of the building regularly and distantly resounds.

Life: A User’s Manual tells the stories of the building at 11, Rue Simon Crubellier and every resident it ever hosted. A work of genius, it stands as one of the great literary treasures of the 20th century. Boy, is it good.

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