The Quartet

The Quartet

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Who is Just? What is pursuing him? What has this to do with the nature of music - and terrible revelations about a German company in France, and its links with the machimery of the Nazi death camps? The novel which has taken Paris by storm, The Quartet has the structure of a thriller, following a company psychologist's investigation of his director, Matthias Just, in the aftermath of the Second World War. In clear, beautiful prose, it tells of the collapse of Just, his dissolution of the company's string quartet, and the revelation of papers in his desk at home containing instructions for the construction of faultless vehicles for the extermination of humans - upon which musical notations are overlaid. What does this tell us about the nature of humanity - and what value can art ever have again?
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Product details

  • Hardback | 128 pages
  • 118 x 183 x 15mm | 183g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • French
  • 0747270708
  • 9780747270706

About Francois Emmanuel

Francois Emmanuel was born in Belgium in 1952, where he lives and works as a psychologist. He is the author of La Passion Sa Vinsen (Stock, 1998), which was awarded the Prix Victor Rossel.
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