Fragments of a Novel in Progress
By JULES SIEGEL
"I will never part
with my copy." JOHN LE CARRE
5-1/2 in. by 8-1/2 in. pages with color illustrations. Laser-printed
at 600 dots per inch on 25% cotton-rag acid-free archival paper;
glued and side-sewn and bound in boards covered in hand-made amate
paper Price: To come, by subscription only. See some sample pages in progress.
MR. LE CARRÉ IS TALKING
ABOUT his copy of Forbidden
Dreams, a book integrating all my short fiction into a single
work covering the life of Franklin Cornish, the name which all
male protagonists of stories such as "Déjà Vu" (who
are really the same person anyway) now bear.
As my fans might remember,
Franklin is a commercial artist who wants to be a writer. Forbidden
Dreams is basically a high class hot novel using the classic
spy adventure genre, but with almost no violence. It is written
in a clear, easily accessible style and has a very strong conventional
plot. I have been working on this book for more than 25 years.
If Vermeer could have been
a Jewish writer in the middle of the Sexual Revolution, this is
how I imagine him depicting his life. Since he's been dead a long
time, I'm sure he won't mind this.
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