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The Sex of the Angels, the Saints in their Heave - A Breviary; .

English · Hardback

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Breviaries, books of standard religious readings for particular denominations, are a familiar genre with a long pedigree. But you've definitely never seen a breviary like this one. The Sex of the Angels is a playful, often ironic take on the breviary in the form of a collection of letters that begins by taking up early Christian cosmology and follows the Biblical mutations of the angel from Babylon to the present day. As it goes along, Raoul Schrott also weaves in a history which ranges from ancient Greek legends of the origin of light to the medieval darkness of the eclipse. But there is more going on here than meets the eye: the letters are addressed to an unnamed "other" and chart the course of an elusive affair. They are, we come to realize, a declaration of love - or, more accurately, of yearning - but also a far-reaching poetic essay which moves between etymological history, anthropological anecdote, philosophy, and disquisition on the nature of art. The text is supplemented by sumptuous illustrations by Arnold Mario Dall'O that chart the stories of the saints, and the result is a unique dialogue between literature and art: an extraordinary and rare book about love.

About the author

Raoul Schrott, Jg. 1964, studierte Literatur und Sprachwissenschaft in Innsbruck, Norwich, Paris und Berlin. Er lebt in Innsbruck und Seillans (Provence). Für sein Werk wurde er bereits mit zahlreichen Preisen ausgezeichnet.

Karen Leeder, geb. 1962, ist Professorin für Neuere deutsche Literatur am New College in Oxford. Veröffentlichungen u.a. zur deutschsprachigen Lyrik der Gegenwart, zu Rilke und Brecht. Als Übersetzerin wurde sie 2005 mit dem Schlegel-Tieck-Übersetzungspreis ausgezeichnet.

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Authors Arnold Mario Dall`o, Karen Leeder, Raoul Schrott
Assisted by Arnold M. Dall'O (Illustration), Arnold Mario Dall'O (Illustration), Fellow and Tutor in German Karen Leeder (Translation), Karen Leeder (Translation)
Publisher University Of Chicago Press
Original title Das Geschlecht der Engel, der Himmel der Heiligen
Languages English
Product format Hardback
Released 01.02.2019
EAN 9780857425553
ISBN 978-0-85742-555-3
No. of pages 152
Dimensions 166 mm x 220 mm x 18 mm
Weight 448 g
Illustrations 33 color plates
Series German List
The German List
The German List - (Seagull Titles CHUP)
Subjects Fiction > Gift books, albums, perpetual calendars, postcard booklets

Geschenkbücher, FICTION / Literary, Geschenkband / Engel, Engel / Geschenkband

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