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From the influences of Middle Eastern music on Western classical music, from the civil war in Syria to the orientalist tradition in French literature, Bousolle is a novel that demonstrates how rich and complex the ties between two cultures often described as incompatible have bee... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781910695234
Published 22 March 2017 by Misc - United Book Distributor
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Enard, Mathias
Translated by Mandell, Charlotte

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ISBN-13 9781910695234
ISBN-10 1910695238
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
Imprint Fitzcarraldo Editions
Publication Date 22 March 2017
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Translated from French
Author(s) By Enard, Mathias
Translated by Mandell, Charlotte
Category Award Winning
General & Literary Fiction
Modern Fiction
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Number of Pages 480
Dimensions Width: 127mm
Height: 195mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Dewey Code 843.92
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Bousolle could be described as a fictionalised history of orientalism, and takes in an astonishing breadth of material, from the influences of Middle Eastern music on Western classical music to the Iranian Revolution, from the civil war in Syria to the orientalist tradition in nineteenth-century French literature. Through the eyes of Franz Ritter, the Vienna-based narrator of the novel, Mathias Enard demonstrates how rich and complex the ties between two cultures often described as incompatible have been over the centuries, and how important they remain today. Bousolle won the Prix Goncourt in 2015 when it was initially published in France, and has since feed into crucial discussions on the relationship between the West and the Middle East.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Winner of Leipzig Book Prize for European Understanding 2017 -- Winner of Prix Goncourt 2015
NZ Review '[T]he most brazenly lapel-grabbing French writer since Michel Houellebecq.' - Leo Robson, NEW STATESMAN
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Mathias Enard, born in 1972, studied Persian and Arabic and spent long periods in the Middle East. He has lived in Barcelona for about fifteen years, interrupted in 2013 by a writing residency in Berlin. He won several awards for ZONE, including the Prix du Livre Inter and the Prix Decembre, and won the Liste Goncourt/Le Choix de l'Orient, the Prix litteraire de la Porte Doree, and the Prix du Roman-News for STREET OF THIEVES. He won the 2015 Prix Goncourt for COMPASS.

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