Parfums: A Catalogue of Remembered Smells (Paperback)
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Parfums: A Catalogue of Remembered Smells (Paperback)

(author), (translator)
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Paperback 176 Pages / Published: 01/10/2015
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From the sizzling sharpness of freshly cut garlic to the cool tang of a father's aftershave; the heady intoxication of a fumbled first kiss to the anodyne void of disinfectant and death, this is a decadently original olfactory memoir.
In sixty-three elusive episodes we roam freely across the countryside of Lorraine, North-East France, from kitchen to farm to a lover's bed. Recognising the bittersweet nostalgia of a scent that slips away on the summer breeze, Claudel demonstrates again his impeccable grasp of the personal and the universal, interweaved with a rare, self-deprecating charm.
This is an evocative patchwork at once earthy and ethereal, erotic and heart-breaking. Claudel permits us a glimpse of moments that have driven him to delight or despair, creating through the fading aromas of the past fragments of humour, insight and quite intangible beauty.

Publisher: Quercus Publishing
ISBN: 9781782066163
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 124 g
Dimensions: 196 x 132 x 11 mm

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