Jean Frémon's most recent book, Now Now, Louison, translated by Cole Swensen, is published by New Directions. It is a fiction about Louise Bourgeois.
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For example, Lantier claimed that he'd rather die of hunger than cave in to commerce, which for him included doing portraits for bourgeois clients, an activity he considered on a par with painting restaurant awnings and baubles for churches.
Determined to leave, I had taken one of the lanes bordered with old timber-work houses which led to the banks of the river.