The Translation of Dr. Apelles: A Love Story

David Treuer (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$23.00
Publisher
Graywolf Press
Publish Date
August 22, 2006
Pages
315
Dimensions
6.62 X 1.19 X 9.22 inches | 1.44 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781555974510
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About the Author

DAVID TREUER is Ojibwe from the Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota. He is the award-winning author of two previous novels, Little and The Hiawatha. He teaches literature and creative writing at the University
of Minnesota.

Reviews

"[David Treuer] is mounting a challenge to the whole idea of Indian identity as depicted by both Native and white writers." --New York Times

"In David Treuer's deeply crafty, shape-shifting third novel, The Translation of Dr Apelles he echoes Virgil....He seems to want to do for Native American culture and literature what James Joyce did for the Irish: haul it into the mainstream of Western culture through sheer nerve and verve." --Washington Post Book World

"Treuer's edgy romance celebrates our love for each other, love for the earth and love of story, the way we make sense of life in all its wildness." --Los Angeles Times

"[The Translation of Dr Apelles is] a novel that is so intellectually rigorous and emotionally stirring, we've already told everyone who will listen to read it. And now, we're telling you." --Time Out Chicago

"A myriad of false documents, questionable authorships, stalled sexual encounters, and narrative disjunctions, Dr. Apelles is not to be mistaken, like the books that take the most heat in Treuer's essays, for an anthropological project. To the contrary, Treuer pushes the metatextual games of writers like J.M. Coetzee and A.S. Byatt past the point of parody." --Village Voice

"Treuer is truly an original voice." --The San Francisco Chronicle