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Titel: Borges and the Eternal Orang-Utans
Verlag: The Harvill Press., London
Zustand: Very Good
Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good
Auflage: First Edition.
Art des Buches: Used
Hardback. First British edition: translated from the Portuguese by Margaret Jull Costa. Minor shelfwear only, spine of jacket a little sunned; contents clean and sound throughout. TPW. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 260691
Inhaltsangabe: Vogelstein is a loner who has always lived among books. Suddenly, fate grabs hold of his insignificant life and carries him off to Buenos Aires, to a conference on Edgar Allan Poe, the inventor of the modern detective story. There Vogelstein meets his idol, Jorge Lu-s Borges, and for reasons that a mere passion for literature cannot explain, he finds himself at the centre of a murder investigation that involves arcane demons, the mysteries of the Kabbala, the possible destruction of the world, and the Elizabethan magus John Dee's 'Eternal Orang-utan', which would end up by writing all the known books in the cosmos. Verissimo's small masterpiece is at once a witty literary tour de force and a brilliant mystery novel in its own right.
Über den Autor: Luis Fernando Verissimo is one of Brazil's most popular writers thanks to his satirical columns in the national weekly Veja. He is also a celebrated novelist and cartoonist, and he plays the saxophone in a jazz band. His novel The Club of Angels was published by Harvill.
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