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THE TEARS

English · Hardback

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A novel of intersecting historical threads. The Tears is, at one level, a novel about the turbulent lives of twins, the sons of Charlemagne's daughter Bertha. The studious and scholarly Nithard succeeds his father Angilbert as lay abbot of the Abbey of Saint Riquier in Normandy and accompanies his cousin the emperor Charles the Bald on his military campaigns. His twin brother Hartnid strikes out boldly for more exotic parts-including, eventually, Baghdad-in a seemingly deranged quest to track down the elusive female face that haunts his dreams. Yet this novel of intersecting historical threads and patches of poetic reimagining is crisscrossed by a host of other themes: the enigmatic joys afforded by nature, the intimate relation between living creatures which literature has since earliest times depicted, and the mysterious power of contingent events that have shaped entire cultures-including the birth of the French language itself. This heady brew of medieval chronicle, miraculous folktale, and speculative reconstruction of history further strengthens Pascal Quignard's status as one of France's most imaginative contemporary writers.

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Pascal Quignard is one of the foremost literary French writers. Chris Turner is a translator and writer who lives in Birmingham, UK.


Product details

Authors Pascal Quignard, Chris Turner
Assisted by Chris Turner (Translation)
Publisher Seagull Books London Ltd
 
Languages English
Product format Hardback
Released 01.05.2024
 
EAN 9781803090641
ISBN 978-1-80309-064-1
No. of pages 200
Dimensions 211 mm x 135 mm x 20 mm
Weight 328 g
Series French List
Subjects Fiction > Narrative literature
Humanities, art, music > Linguistics and literary studies > General and comparative literary studies

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