New York Review of Books, Paperback, 9781590170410, 240pp.
Publication Date: July 31, 2003
"Strange and memorable...Segalen had seen the truth in his lies and has left them this beautiful endorsement." --The Japan Times
"An allegorical novel of Being [that] beneath the mask of irony Segalen poured into this book all the anguish of man in thrall to his limitations...this is the novel of the Impossibility of Knowing." --Henri Bouillier