Pilgermann - Penguin Modern Classics (Paperback)Russell Hoban (author)
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'Superb ... Pilgermann is history, metaphysics, a tangle of mysteries, profound and simple' Guardian
It is 1097 and a traveller arrives in the great, walled city of Antioch with a vision of a beautiful and mysterious geometric design that will change the lives of all those who see it. Pilgermann is a mesmerising recreation of the world of the Crusades, following its unlikely hero and those he meets on a journey of picaresque horror across a Europe of hatreds, visions and a desperate wish for salvation.
'A dark treatise on the mysterious nature of things ... The world according to Pilgermann is a brutish place borrowing from Hieronymus Bosch, pilgrimage narrative, allegory and the historical novel' The New York Times Book Review
'A strange and beautiful work' Evening Standard
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 213 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 16 mm
The world according to Pilgermann is a brutish place borrowing from Hieronymus Bosch's grotesque depictions of hell and the literary traditions of pilgrimage narrative, allegory and the historical novel. It is a novel of ideas... sophisticated and demanding. * New York Times Book Review *
A strange and beautiful work, whose mysteries are worth contemplation. Hoban's prose is constantly persuasive. Pilgermann is that rare thing - a novel that can be read with profit more than once. * Evening Standard *
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