IBNA- Winner of the Prix Goncourt 2020, 'The Anomaly' (2020) a philosophical novel on the human condition by French writer and linguist Hervé Le Tellier has been translated into Persian and published.
Portraying the confrontation of logic and superstition, the book has been translated into Persian by Mahmoud Soltanieh and Hamed Fouladvand. Shoma Publishing and Behjat Publishing have co-published 'The Anomaly'.
A mystery about uncanny plane flights and doubles and a philosophical book on the human condition. The novel is constantly surprising, inventive and funny.
Organized like a "novel of novels", L'Anomalie begins with the presentation of several characters, in as many chapters written according to the stylistic codes of different genres, from thriller to the psychological novel, from littérature blanche to the introspective narrative. The reader quickly understands that an event, the "anomaly" of a Paris–New York flight in March 2021, is the link between all these characters.
An Oulipian work, it is structured around three parts, Aussi noir que le ciel, La vie est un songe dit-on, and La chanson du néant, whose names are taken from the poetry of Raymond Queneau. The novel asks several questions about the reality of the world and fiction.
An Oulipian work is a loose gathering of (mainly) French-speaking writers and mathematicians who seek to create works using constrained writing techniques. It was founded in 1960 by Raymond Queneau and François Le Lionnais. Other notable members have included novelists Georges Perec and Italo Calvino, poets Oskar Pastior and Jean Lescure, and poet/mathematician Jacques Roubaud.
Hervé Le Tellier is a writer, journalist, mathematician, food critic, and teacher. He has been a member of the Oulipo group since 1992 and one of the “papous” of the famous France Culture radio show. He has published fifteen books of stories, essays, and novels, including ‘Enough About Love’ (Other Press, 2011), ‘The Sextine Chapel’ (Dalkey Archive Press, 2011), and ‘A Thousand Pearls’ (Dalkey Archive Press, 2011).