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➮ L'Inquisitoire Author Robert Pinget – Reptileclassifieds.us

L'InquisitoireThe Inquisitory Consists Entirely Of The Interrogation Of An Old, Deaf Servant Regarding Unspecified Crimes That May Or May Not Have Taken Place At His Master S French Chateau The Servant S Replies Which Are By Turns Comic, Straightforward, Angry, Nostalgic, And Disingenuous Hint At A Variety Of Seedy Events, Including Murder, Orgies, Tax Fraud, And Drug Deals Of Course, The Servant Wasn T Involved With Any Of These Activities If The Reader Chooses To Believe Him In Trying To Convince The Inquisitor Of His Innocence, The Servant Creates A Web Of Half Truths, Vague References, And Glaring Inconsistencies Amid Forgotten Details, Indicating That He May Know Than He S Letting On.

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  1. says:

    This is something like a masterpiece, but I m not sure who I could recommend it to Well, the usual Dalkey aficionados, naturally, but I don t know who else Composed entirely of a series of questions and answers between an unnamed inquisitor or inquisitors and the aged, deaf servant of a country chateau, The Inquisitory iswellit s something else, alright Okay, so something s happened, but we don t know what Something nefarious, assumedly This servant of the chateau is being interrogated about what he knows if he actually does know anything about supposed misdoings centering around the chateau and the surrounding provincial area Something about the secretary of the chateau leaving So what is the servant asked about Anything Everything If a name is mentioned casually by the servant, know with certainty that the inquisitor is going to ask who they are, where they live, what they do, who they know usually right away, but sometimes ten or twenty pages later when you ve already completely forgotten about them And if a house, or a road, or a room, or a hallway, or a staircase, or any structure made by man is mentioned, a thorough desc...


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    The Inquisitory by Robert Pinget is a very idiosyncratic novel which isn t easy to interpret.Masters and servants what does a servant know about his masters, about the surrounding world and society Yes or no yes or no for all I know about it you know, I mean I was only in service to them a man of all work you might say and what I can say about it, anyway I don t know anything people don t confide in a servant, my work all right my work then but how could I have foreseen, every day the same the daily round no I mean to say you d better ask my gentlemen not me there must be some mistake, when I think that after ten years of loyal service he never said a word to me worse than a dog, you pack up and go you wash your hands of it let other people get on with it after all I mean to say, man of all work yes but who never knew a thing it s enough to turn you sour isn t, me gentlemen didn t care so long as I did my work, at the start I was sure it couldn t go on like that let s at least try to have a little chat from time to time but in the end yo...


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    Another twenty rooms and then there ll still be and you ll tell me to describe them, and and kitchens servants tell tale tittle tattle secrets of the bedchamber families mile upon mile of streets and stairs and lumber rooms and junk shops of antique dealers grocers butchers skimping and scraping everywhere in our heads how dreary it all is always starting over again why, all these dead people around us all these dead people we third degree to make them talk when will you have finished I haven t asked anything, am I always going to have to start again the evenings in the bistro in the street what how whyPull yourself together, describe them Describe what The contents of the book words stories I don t know, what part are you after Is this an encyclopedic work I never called it encylopedic that would have been some other review or I think probably a list perhaps that Nathan NR he s always on about your encyclopedics why not give him an ask on that one Tell me what you know of Nathan NR Not much besides the books he reads honestly types in odd formatting likes digging things up unburying and perhaps resurrecting dead or now maybe undead literatures if you will good bloke runs a group I m not even sure how old he may be though his picture or avatar or what have ...


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    Yes or no answerYes or no yes or no for all I know about it you know, I mean I was only in service to them a man of all work you might say and what I can say about it, anyway I don t know anything people don t confide in a servant, my work all right my work then but how could I have foreseen, every day the same the daily round no I mean to say you d better ask my gentlemen not me there must be some mistake, when I think that after ten years of loyal service he never said a word to me worse than a dog, you pack up and go you wash your hands of it let other people get on with it after all I mean to say, man of all work yes but who never knew a thing it s enough to turn you sour isn t it, my gentlemen didn t care so long as I did my work, at the start I was sure it couldn t go on like that let s at least try to have a little chat from time to time but in the end you get used to it you get used to it and that s how I ve been for the last ten years so don t come asking me, a dog you understand and yet they chat to him there was one they used to take with them on their trips, my gentlemen took him with them on their trips Those are the opening two paragraphs from The Inquisitory Some things to note of note yes, I like lists 1 So, the really obvious one yeah, there is no punc...


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    I think I m getting used to the post modern novel As recently as a few years ago, I couldn t have handles a novel like Robert Pinget s The Inquisitory 1962 In the interim, reading Samuel Beckett, Georges Perec, and Laszlo Krasznahorkai has somehow turned my literary prejudices inside out.Here we have a 400 page set of questions being asked by a faceless investigator to an old servant whose name we don t even know, nor do we know anything about the inquisitor or the secretary who s typing up the transcription The servant happens to be deaf, so we must presume the questions which are all short are written on slips of paper The questions range from demands for the layout of various rooms at the mansion where he was working for two dodgy males in their mid fifties , to rooms in bars and private dwellings in several of the surrounding towns The old servant gives incredibly long answers, showing a minute knowledge of people, their relationships, room layouts, paintings, and antiques that go far beyond what any individual could be expected to remember As the questioning goes on, the servant becomes increasingly rebellious and starts talking back to the inquisitor Another twenty rooms and then there ll still be and you ll tell me to describe them, and and kitchens servants tell tale tittle tattle secrets of the bedchamber families mile upon mile of streets and stairs and lumber rooms and junk shops...


  6. says:

    This might be the toughest book I ve ever read I came to a point where I almost set it down But, magically, I got I was able to find the current of this book and follow it through to the end It turned out to be quite readable by the end, but I have never been so close to stopping a book I ve seen other folks compare this to Perec s Life A User s Manual and I definitely see the similarit...


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    It is difficult to adequately praise this strange and unsettling book I will try by saying that I have never read a book that so thoroughly engaged the full spectrum of my imagination It is tedious, thrilling, mysterious, and desperately sad It addresses such a vast range of experiences that I am tempted to say it is a ...


  8. says:

    No punctuation, no discernible plot, endless descriptions of furniture and hundreds of characters, most of whom appear for 1 or 2 lines never to be brought up again It s a difficult read not a page turner at all.There are some rare moments of reflect...


  9. says:

    Interesting premise, but total struggle at the moment To be revisited.


  10. says:

    Robert Pinget, on his birthday July 19 Dreamscapes and phantasms of Absurdism and Surrealist weirdness, coupled with a rigorous scholastic subversion of the three unities of traditional French theatre time, place, and character, Robert Pinget brought a relentless methodology to his creative partnerships, as if Descartes had a driving passion for the arts With a compositional vision and structure derived from his musicianship which permeates his style of language, and sentences which mimic natural breathing in oral poetry taken directly from his model Walt Whitman, his writing displays a poetic lyricism as unique as a signature Among a small group of authors who were also superb musicians, always interesting to me as my side gig is music, his transpositon of music into language reverberates across time and flowers in musician novelists as diverse as Anthony Burgess in Napoleon Symphony and Robert Coover in Pricksongs and Descants Famously a collaborator with Samuel Beckett as fellow playwrights, Robert Pinget was also a painter who had studied with a student of Braque as well as a musician of the Baroque chamber orchestra, and all three of these influences can be observed in his literary w...

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