Anne-Marie Levine

Praise for Reculer Pour Mieux Sauter:

This book may be to autobiography what Maus was to Holocaust narrative.
 - Wendy Steiner

Once I picked the manuscript up, I couldn't put it down. I pored over it the way I would a family album, looking at the faces of people I don't know but wish I did, or heard about but never met, or know but never knew THAT about them. It is an album of self, comprised of memory bits and texts, held together only very lightly by a curious mind. It is to memoir what Gertrude Stein's The Making of Americans is to history. Its leaves are held together by Tender Buttons. I do love it and feel certain it will find a readership as appreciative of its beauty, humor, insight, poetry, and yes music as I am.
 - James Young

This trans-generic, multilayered meta-memoir is fascinating and intellectually provocative. As a scholar of autobiography who regularly teaches courses on the genre of self/life/writing, I would welcome this addition to contemporary offerings in the genre. It would be an exciting contribution to any university literature syllabus.
  --Bella Brodzki, Professor of Comparative Literature, Sarah Lawrence College