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Schopenhauer's Telescope by Gerard Donovan

Schopenhauer's Telescope
by Gerard Donovan

LONG-LISTED FOR THE MAN-BOOKER PRIZE, 2003: Gripping, atmospheric and chillingly eternal, an important new literary voice explores the effect of Europe's recent civil wars on the ordinary man.
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In an unnamed European village, in the middle of a civil war, one man digs while another watches over him. Gradually, they begin to talk. Over the course of the afternoon, as the snow falls and truck-loads of villagers are corralled in the next field, we discover why they are there - not just who they are and how specific, sinister events in their country have led them to be separated by a deepening grave, but why the history of civilization is inseparable from the history of mass violence. Beautifully written, with a poet's eye for detail coupled with a chilling narrative drive, Gerard Donovan's first novel has been compared with Franz Kafka and Bernhard Schlink. SCHOPENHAUER'S TELESCOPE is current in the best sense - not merely about Bosnia or Kosovo, but in attempting to make art out of brutal life.

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Sku
GOR001008490
Title
Schopenhauer's Telescope
Author
Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Paperback
Publisher
Simon & Schuster
Year published
Number of pages
320
ISBN 10
0743239210
ISBN 13
9780743239219
Prizes
N/A
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