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The Fata Morgana Books, Littell Jonathan, Mandell Charlotte


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Автор: Littell Jonathan, Mandell Charlotte
Название:  The Fata Morgana Books   (Джонатан Литтл: Фата Моргана)
Издательство: Two Lines Press
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ISBN: 1931883343
ISBN-13(EAN): 9781931883344
ISBN: 1-931883-34-3
ISBN-13(EAN): 978-1-931883-34-4
Обложка/Формат: Paperback
Страницы: 208
Вес: 0.272 кг.
Дата издания: 12.11.2013
Язык: English
Размер: 201 x 127 x 18
Поставляется из: США
Описание: The Prix Goncourt-winning author of the scandalous The Kindly Ones returns with four new novellas that offer startlingly fresh depictions of age-old obsessions: sex and love, desiring and gazing, and the memories that take a lifetime to process. In The Fata Morgana Books, Littell crafts unique narrative voices by letting sensual feelings take the fore, whether the slippery promise of silk underwear, the dizzy intensity of abstract art, the languid torpor of a French beach, the shock of a bulls goring horn, or the warmth of a fondled breast. The connections between events are left obscure, yet these novellas are as striking as a gust of frigid air, presenting a skewed reality in which the reader is drawn forward to figure out who, or what, is telling the story, and why. Narrated by what may be hermaphrodites or ghosts, wanders or wonders, Littells masterful, effortless sentences carry these stories that illuminate the shadowy depths of solitude, reflection, longing, and lust.

In Quarters is a Proustian ghost story, or maybe a memory, or a dream. Narrated by a man who may or may not exist, it follows him through a sprawling mansion where he cares for a sick child, though he has forgotten whether or not the boy is his, while stealing food from others plates and having sex with a beautiful young woman. When he travels to a provincial city, the young woman reappears--or does she? Repeated brushes with shadowy men with umbrellas offer a hint of menace that forms the backbone of this strange tale.

Story About Nothing follows a man who cannot remember his birthday or even the sign under which I was born as he experiences transgenderism, a pornographic tape given to him by a mysterious stranger, and a Hemingway-esque series of bullfights under the hot Spanish sun. As Littell takes his narrator through a series of affairs, each more ephemeral then the last, it becomes clear that this is a story about the transience of sex, the way that desire evaporates in satiation and then reappears when two strangers share a long look over a strong drink. Anchored by striking images--a lime sorbet, children diving off of high rocks--Littells tale becomes a trip through desire that is not soon forgotten.

Commanding in spite of their vagueness, beguilingly easy to read but full of depth and mystery, these novellas explore the in-between spaces: between thoughts, between bodies, between hungers and their satisfactions, between eyes and the things they look at.


Kindly Ones, The

Автор: Littell, Jonathan
Название: Kindly Ones, The
ISBN: 0099513145 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780099513148
Издательство: Random House - Penguin
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Цена: 6570 T
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Описание: Dr Max Aue is a family man and owner of a lace factory in post-war France. He is an intellectual steeped in philosophy, literature, and classical music. He is also a former SS intelligence officer and cold-blooded assassin. He was an observer and then a participant in Nazi atrocities on the Eastern Front.

The Kindly Ones

Автор: Littell Jonathan
Название: The Kindly Ones
ISBN: 0061353469 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780061353468
Издательство: HarperCollins USA
Цена: 7480 T
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Описание: A literary prize-winning novel that has been an explosive bestseller around the world, this extraordinary achievement by an American writer was the most talked-about book of the Winter 2009 season

Kindly ones

Автор: Littell, Jonathan
Название: Kindly ones
ISBN: 0701181656 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780701181659
Издательство: Random House - Penguin
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Описание: Dr Max Aue was a former SS intelligence officer, who has reinvented himself as a family man and owner of a lace factory in post-war France. Max is an intellectual steeped in philosophy and classical music. He is also a cold-blooded assassin and the consummate bureaucrat, who speaks out not in self-justification but to set the record straight.

Kindly Ones, The (On-sale date 03/03)

Автор: Littell, Jonathan
Название: Kindly Ones, The (On-sale date 03/03)
ISBN: 0701181664 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780701181666
Издательство: Random House - Penguin
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Kindly Ones, The

Автор: Jonathan Littell
Название: Kindly Ones, The
ISBN: 0061724475 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780061724473
Издательство: HarperCollins USA
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Syrian Notebooks

Автор: Littell Jonathan
Название: Syrian Notebooks
ISBN: 1781688249 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781781688243
Издательство: Неизвестно
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Описание: A blistering firsthand account of the conflict in Homs by the internationally acclaimed author of The Kindly Ones


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