Vita Brevis (Ome)

Vita Brevis (Ome)

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A LETTER TO ST AUGUSTINE FROM HIS DISCARDED CONCUBINE - IS IT AUTHENTIC? A box of Old Latin manuscripts comes to light in an Argentine flea market. An apocryphal invention by some 17th or 18th century scholar, or a transcript of what it purports to be - a hitherto unheard of letter to St Augustine from the woman he renounced for chastity? VITA BREVIS is both an entrancing human document and a fascianting insight into the life and philosophy of St Augustine. Gaarder'sinterpretation of Floria's letter is as playful, inventive and questioning as SOPHIE'S WORLD.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 106 x 176 x 16mm | 99.79g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Open market ed
  • 0753801256
  • 9780753801253

About Jostein Gaarder

Jostein Gaarder is the author of SOPHIE'S WORLD, a huge bestseller in over 40 countries. He was born in Oslo in 1952 and lives there now with his wife and two sons.show more

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