Beauty on Earth

Beauty on Earth

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Through the door of a Swiss inn the reader steps into a painting. Two men talk to each other and before long the writer -someone like them, one of them- begins to address us. Thus commences the fugue that is Beauty on Earth, in which the coming of a beautiful orphan to her uncle's inn brings a gradual chaos upon his town. Swiss novelist Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz published La Beauté in 1927. This translation by Michelle Bailat-Jones is a gift for which English language readers have waited decades.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 12mm | 290g
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0987276077
  • 9780987276070
  • 565,228

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"This is an astonishing novel. I speak nothing but ordering-in-a-restaurant / booking-a-hotel-room French so I can only think that Michelle Bailat-Jones, the translator, is a poet as well as - obviously - a fluent French speaker because this novel, which I read in her translation, reads like liquid music."
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