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In Search Of Lost Books

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  •  In Search Of Lost Books
    Title: In Search Of Lost Books
    Author: STRATEN GIORGIO VAN
    Format: HARDCOVER
    Publication date: 25/10/2017
    Imprint: FABER & FABER
    Price: $25.00
    Publishing status: NOT YET PUBLISHED

    Van Straten sifts through clues, pursues leads & interviews experts to discover the stories of eight lost tomes & their authors.

    These are the mythical books that were burnt, torn, stolen, or simply disappeared, but which certainly existed. In this elegiac and gripping volume, Giorgio van Straten is by turns detective and spy, traveller and scholar, as he sifts through clues, pursues leads, and interviews experts to discover the stories of these eight lost tomes, and their authors. His pursuit takes him around the world, and across decades, to discover serendipitous encounters and unexpected connections. From Byron's England to Sylvia Plath's, and on to France in the 1920s and Hemingway, across Gogol's Russia and from there to the Spanish frontier where Walter Benjamin tried to flee his destiny, from Nazi-occupied Poland where Bruno Schulz was killed in an argument between German officers and finally to a remote village in Canada where Malcolm Lowry took refuge ...

    Romano Bilenchi The Avenue
    Lord Byron Memoirs
    Ernest Hemingway Juvenilia
    Bruno Schulz The Messiah
    Nikolai Gogol Dead Souls (part II)
    Malcolm Lowry In Ballast to the White Sea
    Walter Benjamin What was in the Black Suitcase
    Sylvia Plath Double Exposure
    These are the lost books.

    ISBN: 9781782273721
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