Four Cut-Ups, or, the Case of the Restored Volume
Real and fictional characters (Mrs. Lindbergh, Gertrude Stein, William Burroughs, Billy Budd or the Kid) circulate through the four parts of FOUR CUT-UPS, OR, THE CASE OF THE RESTORED VOLUME which, in the way of a mobile, uses constant movement to construct a precise form out of fragmented perceptions, ideas, stories, quotations. A form that gives a strangely uncanny sheen to the most realistic details.
Born in 1969 in Bayonne, David Lespiau lives and works in Marseille. His prose, poetry, and reviews have appeared in many magazines (Revue de Littérature Générale, If, Action poétique, Fin, Java, Nioques, etc). He coedited the journal Issue (2002-2005) and has translated Charles Reznikoff as well as, with others, Joan Retallack, Kristin Prevallet, and Elizabeth Willis.