The Blue Pearl


In this oblique continuation of his earlier work, The Patient, Boileau pushes our conceptions of the self even further than before through the exercise of semantic irony and oblique parrhesia. Through mnemotechnics, Boileau displaces our normal conceptions of temporality and theodicy, giving us another minimalist novella that strains our bourgeois sentiments and awakens us like black coffee. It is anti-Balzacian and yet very much not so. Couragio!

Kevin Boileau is Professor of Psychoanalysis & Philosophy at the Center for Global Advanced Studies; Executive Director and Professor of Psychoanalysis & Phenomenology at the Existential Psychoanalytic Institute of North America. He has written several theoretical texts about subjectivity, phenomenology, and psychoanalysis, as well as several novels about the human condition. He lives in Missoula, Montana and San Francisco, California