Myself and Marco Polo (Paperback)
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Myself and Marco Polo (Paperback)

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Paperback 188 Pages / Published: 27/11/2008
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Returned from twenty years of travelling in China, Marco Polo now languishes in a Genoan prison cell. But his fellow inmate, Rustichello of Pisa, turns out to be an author of popular romances and persuades Polo to dictate his memoirs to him. The scribe listens, ignores, alters and embellishes. The consequent ironies, uncertainties, slippages between fact and fiction are the very stuff of the post-modern writer. On first publication in 1989, it was widely praised. 'The narrative loops are as graceful as any Arabian calligraphy ... Paul Griffiths writes superbly.' Hilary Mantel, Daily Telegraph 'A thoroughly modern piece of fiction which queries the nature of authorship, readership and truth itself ... Marco's doubtful account of himself rapidly falters and falls victim to ambiguity, paradox, self-reference, wilful anachronism and parody.' Robert Irwin, TLS

Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571247356
Number of pages: 188
Weight: 236 g
Dimensions: 216 x 135 x 14 mm
Edition: Main

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