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- Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd
- Format: Paperback | 144 pages
- Dimensions: 134mm x 214mm x 18mm | 160g
- Publication date: 1 June 2014
- Publication City/Country: Manchester
- ISBN 10: 1847772633
- ISBN 13: 9781847772633
- Sales rank: 563,194
In a house in a quiet street in North London, Helena struggles with her self-appointed task of writing a book about the reclusive American artist Joseph Cornell. At the same time she dreams and thinks about her sister Alice working in an orphanage in Chechnya.
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GABRIEL JOSIPOVICI was born in Nice in 1940 of Russo- Italian, Romano-Levantine parents. He lived in Egypt from 1945 to 1956, when he came to Britain. After graduating from Oxford he joined the faculty of the University of Sussex in 1963, where he remained till he took early retirement in 1998. He is the author of sixteen novels, three volumes of short stories, eight critical works, a memoir of his mother, the poet and translator Sacha Rabinovitch, and numerous stage and radio plays, and is a regular contributor to the Times Literary Supplement. His work has been translated into the major European languages and Arabic. Visit www.gabrieljosipovici.org for further information.
"A tour de force of straightfaced high-culture lunacy . . . very funny, deeply serious, at once scathing about the sublime preposterousness of modernism and profoundly admiring of it." --Howard Jacobson, winner of the 2010 Man Booker Prize, on" Infinity "