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The Origin of the World

The Origin of the World( )
Author: Michon, Pierre
Translator: Mason, Wyatt
Afterword by: Shattuck, Roger
Series title:The Margellos World Republic of Letters Ser.
Publication Date:Oct 2013
Publisher:Yale University Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $13.00
Book Description:

This spare, unforgettable novel is Pierre Michon's luminous exploration of the mysteries of desire. A young teacher takes his first job in a sleepy French town. Lost in a succession of rainy days and sleepless nights, he falls under the spell of a town resident, a woman of seductive beauty and singular charm.   Yvonne. Yvonne. "Everything about her screamed desire...setting something in motion while settling a fingertip to the counter, turning her head...
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Detailed Subjects: Fiction / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5 x 7.75 x 0.312 Inches
Book Weight:0.35 Pounds
Author Biography
Michon, Pierre (Author)
Wyatt Mason received his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania in 1991. He has translated three works of Henri Michon, published in one volume as "Masters and Servants" and his criticism and reviews have appeared in The Nation, The LA Times, Scherzo, American Book Review and Mcsweeney's.


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