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A History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters

A History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters
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A History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters
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Beginning with an unlikely stowaway's account of life on board Noah's Ark, A History of the World in 10½ Chapters presents a surprising, subversive, fictional history of earth told from several kaleidoscopic perspectives. Noah disembarks from his ark but he and his Voyage are not forgotten: they are revisited in on other centuries and other climes - by a Victorian spinster mourning her father, by an American astronaut on an obsessive personal mission. We journey to the Titanic, to the Amazon, to the raft of the Medusa, and to an ecclesiastical court in medieval France where a bizarre case is about to begin...

This is no ordinary history, but something stranger, a challenge and a delight for the reader's imagination. Ambitious yet accessible, witty and playfully serious, this is the work of a brilliant novelist



'There is more moral and intellectual fodder, and more jokes, here than you will read in a month of Sundays... storytelling and teaching wich captivate, liberate, and above all, enchant' (Financial Times).

'This is a novel like no other - provocative, superbly funny, a wonderful and most original work' (Guardian)

 

Detalii
Autor BARNES, Julian
An apariţie 2009
Editura Vintage
Nr pagini 312
Dimensiuni 20 x 13 cm
Format Paperback, B
Cuvinte cheie: barnes julian