February 25, 2017 | 1

Did his Nobel Prize win a couple years ago pique your interest in Patrick Modiano? Here’s another essay to sate it. In The Paris ReviewAlice Kaplan examines his literary project.

is a staff writer for The Millions. He lives in New York.

One comment:

  1. Alice Kaplan writes: “There’s a book waiting to be written about Modiano’s relationship to the archives, which, along with walks through the city, are the tangible medium he uses to communicate with the past.” I would urge her to read Denis Cosnard’s valuable book on the author, Dans la peau de Patrick Modiano, which I’ve referred to often when reviewing Modiano’s novels. Cosnard very skillfully fills in much of the background to the works.

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