Mon Grand-Père

Valérie Mréjen


Book, 17 x 10.2 cm, 63 p, language: French (available in Spanish and Swedish), publisher: Editions Allia, Paris, ISBN: 284485009X.
Materials: ink, paper

Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. B 2025/171).

Literary synopsis

Irony and banality are on the menu in Mrejen’s first novel, Mon Grand-Père, a tender, autobiographical portrait of a sometimes plain ordinary, yet often dysfunctional, family with a slightly shady despot of a grandfather.

Relation of the novel to the artist’s practice

All her three novels, which were published in 2005 under one title, Trois Quartiers, are characterized as much by their terseness and Parisian setting as by their distinct literary style — short blocks of text, chronologically shuffled and fragmented in such a way that they could act as written mini-storyboards for one of Mrejen’s films.

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