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ÉNARD, MATHIAS & CHARLOTTE MANDELL TRANSLATOR - Compass

 1491888765,
New York: New Directions, 2017. First American Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. ISBN: 081122662X. Only slight wear ; A bright, solid book dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. Text in English. ; 8.1 X 5.8 X 1.7 inches; 447 pages; "As night falls over Vienna, Franz Ritter, an insomniac musicologist, takes to his sickbed with an unspecified illness and spends a restless night drifting between dreams and memories, revisiting the important chapters of his life: his ongoing fascination with the Middle East and his numerous travels to Istanbul, Aleppo, Damascus, and Tehran, as well as the various writers, artists, musicians, academics, orientalists, and explorers who populate this vast dreamscape. At the center of these memories is his elusive, unrequited love, Sarah, a fiercely intelligent French scholar caught in the intricate tension between Europe and the Middle East. With exhilarating prose and sweeping erudition, Mathias Énard pulls astonishing elements from disparate sources nineteenth-century composers and esoteric orientalists, Balzac and Agatha Christie and binds them together in a most magical way. " "Winner of the Prix Goncourt (France), the Leipzig Prize (Germany), Premio Von Rezzori (Italy), shortlisted for the 2017 International Man Booker Prize, shortlisted for the Dublin Literary Award". Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket .
USD 27.95 [Appr.: EURO 25 | £UK 22.5 | JP¥ 3005] Book number 19188

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