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ISBN-10: 1885586868
ISBN-13: 9781885586865
Publisher: Turtle Point Press
Publish Date: 04/01/2000
Dimensions: 7.36" L, 4.82" W, 0.26" H

King Cophetua

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Overview

It is All Saints’ Day, 1917. Our narrator, a former soldier, recalls the events surrounding his arrival at the home of Jacques Nueil, an aviator and avant-garde composer. The Great War is leading up to images of the Russian Revolution, and from Nueil’s villa the narrator hears the sounds of bombs dropping in the distance. This carefully paced, mysteriously atmospheric novel is inspired by vivid memory and by two images, Goya’s engraving entitled La Mala Noche and Burne-Jones’s painting King Cophetua and the Beggar Girl.

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"A slender beautifully written work takes us into the war-torn French countryside in 1917...its theme of anxiety created by a distant media driven war proves an apt metaphor for our time."–East Bay Express
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Details

ISBN-10: 1885586868
ISBN-13: 9781885586865
Publisher: Turtle Point Press
Publish Date: 04/01/2000
Dimensions: 7.36" L, 4.82" W, 0.26" H
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