Life. The air was black, and in patches it smelt of smoke. Scattered amongst the heaps of refuse there were braziers and broken packing cases that bore witness to the presence of secret human life. J.M.G Le Clezio. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Related By sunless2014 I am an painter/curator based in London, my work is influenced by the Cubism and Mannerism. View all of sunless2014's posts.