Tell Them of Battles, Kings, and Elephants

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Price
$14.95  $13.75
Publisher
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish Date
Pages
144
Dimensions
5.4 X 8.1 X 0.4 inches | 0.35 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780811228947

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About the Author

Mathias Énard is the author of Compass (winner of the Prix Goncourt, the Leipzig Prize, and the Premio von Rezzori, and shortlisted for the 2017 Man Booker International Prize), Zone, and Street of Thieves.
Charlotte Mandell has translated works by a number of important French authors, including Proust, Flaubert, Genet, Maupassant, and Blanchot.

Reviews

Énard weaves an imaginative and suspenseful tale of civilizations and personalities clashing, of love, of being an artist in a violent era.--Juan Vidal
There is a lush materiality to Énard's prose, thick and smooth, so that following the artist's expeditions through Ottoman opium dens feels nearly as immersive as being in them.
All of Énard's books share the hope of transposing prose into the empyrean of pure sound, where words can never correspond to stable meanings. He's the composer of a discomposing age.--Joshua Cohen
Tell Them of Battles, Kings, and Elephants (deftly translated, like Énard's three previous English releases, by Charlotte Mandell) is a tale of bastard genius that might have been, and a cautionary fable about the consequences of parochial timidity.--Julian Lucas
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