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Text õ Sphinx Author Anne Garréta Ñ Anne Garréta Ng any gender markers to refer to the main characters Sphinx is a remarkable linguistic feat and paragon of experimental literature that has never been accomplished before or since in the strictly gendered French language Sphinx is a landmark text in the feminist and LGBT literary canon appearing in English for the first timeAnne Garréta b 1962 is a lecturer at the University of Rennes II and research professor of literature and Romance studies at Duke University She joined the Oulipo in 2000 becom one of only a handful of female members of the esteemed oulipo french novelist anne garréta is the first amongst them to have a work translated into english sphinx published when she was only 23 was garréta's first novel written 14 years before she was invited to join the workshop of potential literature despite it pre dating her membership in oulipo sphinx is as fellow oulipian daniel levin becker points out in his wonderful introduction nonetheless a consummately oulipian workwritten without denoting the genders of either the narrator or the narrator's lover referred to simply as a garréta forces the reader to consider a host of issues relating to sexuality gender identity stereotypes biases preconceived notions etc a startling tale with unexpected plotting sphinx is constantly impressive especially as shifting tones complement different settings and milieus separated across a decade garréta's prose exuisite and lyrical often contrasts itself against the dolorous narrative as emma ramadan reminds the reader in her translator's note garréta's novel was a remarkable feat in its original given the constraints of french grammar and gendered language and speaking of remarkable feats ramadan's translation is uite the accomplishment sphinx while indeed a love story is also a powerful uniue work of literature that challenges as much as it captivates garréta's novel is one likely to reverberate long after the reader has finished and finally caught hisher breath the strange sensation of always feeling as if i were at the dreadful edge of some imminent break this sentiment is the very foundation of all that is intractable in me a sort of inebriation bitter from drawn out solitude the inevitable tendency toward a final disenchantment with all idylls and i can't explain why or how i've never expected much from those i love i would have given all conceded all pardoned all the wandering of anyone who accorded me the space and time for my discreet tenderness so much did i fear smothering those i cherished that i never made a fuss which was doubtless the reason for my repeated falls and defeats i carry my silence this constant withdrawal into a suffering that i thought of perhaps mistakenly as immoderate and obscene as a cross that has never promised any redemption a calvary without deliverance an involuntary sacrifice made in vain

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Sphinx Author Anne GarréSphinx is the remarkable debut novel originally published in 1986 by the incredibly talented and inventive French author Anne Garréta one of the few female members of Oulipo the influential and exclusive French experimental literary group whose mission is to create literature based on mathematical and linguistic restraints and whose ranks include Georges Perec and Italo Calvino among othersA beautiful and complex love story between two characters the narrator I and their lover A written without usi Remembering saddens me still even years later How many exactly I don’t know anyTen or maybe thirteen And why do I always live only in memory? Soul heavy from too much knowing body tired from feeling pensive and powerless at the same time so riven by this obsessive ennui that nothing or almost nothing can distract it any Back then if I recall correctly I used to describe the world as a theater where processions of corpses danced in a macabre ball of drives and desires My contempt and ennui did not however keep me from observing how this dance dissolved into an amorous waltz Languid nights at the whim of syncopated rhythms and fleeting pulses; the road to hell was lit with pale lanterns; the bottom of the abyss drew closer indefinitely; I moved through the smooth insides of a whirlwind and gazed at deformed images of ecstatic bodies in the slow hoarse death rattle of tortured flesh Sphinx is a novel featuring Oulipo esue constraintAn aside about that technically Anne Garréta is an actual Oulipo member; however she was invited to join the group in 2000 and this book was written in 1986 So again Ouilipo esue even though it's likely just splitting hairsThe constraint of the novel and it's right there in the book description but this could be a spoiler if you want to discover it yourself is that it's an erotic love story without gender Okay it's sensual than erotic but there are a few steamy bits in it Now that's not to say gender does not exist within the book women and men populate it's page but the nameless narrator and their lover A are never attributed a gender In addition while the narrator uses we and our to describe the two together as a unit I'm assuming this is due to a lack of gendered analogue to the pronouns the narrator never resorts to singular genderless pronouns such as they as I'm doing all over the place in this review No Ouilipo invite for me in their description of A The primary constraint is laudable the success of it with that particular detail in mind is triumphant The genderless is even difficult in French I remembered something of these further limitations from reading A Void and the translator's note at the end of this book sheds some light on these further limitationsOne of the immediate side effects of the genderless narrator is that thoughts and statements tend to have double meaning they are a theology student a Catholic and they are contemplating the possibility of an impending vow so priest or nun; the narrator believes that their priest friend would like an intimate relationship but it would pose too many problems so the vow of celibacy alone or a homosexual relationship; these sorts of things are small but they permeate the text allowing for a double layered reading of the narrator's experiences But the genderless aspect also adds this perceived but undefined otherness to the narrator; they wander indiscriminately through myriad nightclubs gay or straight male or female; somewhere in this is an implicit otherness and conversely inclusion but without the gendered signposts for either the narrator or for A the otherness itself is fluidBut this level of otherness kind of bleeds over into universality the absence of the gendered sign posts never takes away from the story or the actions Whether the narrator of A is female male gay straight eventually plays no bearing on the story nor on its pathos I guess that's at least part of the point