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The Origin of the World (Margellos World Republic of Letters)

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This spare, unforgettable novel is Pierre Michons luminous exploration of the mysteries of desire. A young teacher takes his first job in a sleepy French town. Lost in a succession of rainy days and sleepless nights, he falls under the spell of a town resident, a woman of seductive beauty and singular charm.
 
Yvonne. Yvonne. “Everything about her screamed desire…setting something in motion while settling a fingertip to the counter, turning her head slightly, gold earrings brushing her cheek while she watched you or watched nothing at all; this desire was open, like a wound; and she knew it, wore it with valor, with passion.” Michon probes the destructive powers of passion and the consuming need for love in this heartbreaking novel.

About the Author

Pierre Michon is an author of high acclaim in France and Europe. He was winner of the Prix France Culture in 1984 for his first book, Small Lives, and of the 1996 Prix de la Ville de Paris for his body of work. He lives in France. Wyatt Mason, a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine and a contributing editor at Harper's, has translated writing by Pierre Michon, Eric Chevillard, Michel de Montaigne, and Arthur Rimbaud. He teaches at Bard College.

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ISBN:
9780300180701
Author:
Michon, Pierre
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Author:
Mason, Wyatt
Author:
Shattuck, Roger
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
The Margellos World Republic of Letters
Publication Date:
20131031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
7.75 x 5 in

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