A Lover’s Discourse shortlisted for the Goldsmiths Prize

Xiaolu Guo's most recent novel, A Lover's Discourse, has been shortlisted for the Goldsmiths Prize 2020.

“If A Lover’s Discourse by Roland Barthes is a novelistic essay, Xiaolu Guo’s book of the same name is an essayistic novel. In short chapters, and with hypnotically measured language, Guo studies the relationship between two lovers as a union and an alliance, yes, but also as a confrontation, an argument, and a struggle.”

The winner of the 2020 Goldsmiths Prize will be announced on November 11th.

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