The Desert World (Hardback)
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The Desert World (Hardback)

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Hardback 125 Pages / Published: 21/10/1996
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Set in Switzerland during the early twentieth century, The Desert World focuses on the troubled relationships uniting three remarkable characters: Jacques de Todi, the homosexual son of a pastor; Luc Pascal, a French poet; and Baladine Nikolaievna, a mysterious and fascinating Russian woman involved with them both.

Publisher: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 9780810160187
Number of pages: 125
Weight: 340 g
Dimensions: 229 x 146 x 17 mm


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"Turgid, atmospheric, frankly psychological, the novels breathe with . . . ardor. . . . Jouve was a writer who thought with his senses, who believed with the tools of his skepticism and whose work always lives best through the webs of shadow thrown by death." --Chicago Tribune
"I am convinced that Jouve's modernity--the extraordinary wit, speed, purposeful freedom and hard edge, bordering on cruelty, of his fiction--would appeal tremendously to readers and possibly set off important esthetic reverberations."

--Louis Begley, New York Times Book Review


"The milieu evoked is Catholic, European, and pastoral, a striking setting for a sensual relationship. . . . The author takes as his primary theme the interrelatedness of love and death, viewed here with a decidedly Freudian slant that undoubtedly owes something to the influrence of his wife, a psychiatrist . . . Recommended."

--Library Journal

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