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Paradoxes of Peace
Or the Presence of Infinity

 

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Paradoxes of Peace
Or the Presence of Infinity

by Nicholas Mosley (Author)

 

Hardback

ISBN: 9781564785398

 

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The tale is simple, if grim: a disenfranchised teenage boy from the housing projects on the outskirts of Paris rapes and murders the manager of the supermarket where his mother works. But Gerard Gavarry is a writer who knows how literary inventiveness can shed new light on a serious subject, and Hoppla! tells its story three times, in three separate sections, each in a different tone or mode and with different sets of images and vocabularies. The first relies on tropical images and the characters speak in a lexicon borrowed from the coconut industry -- as if the Parisian suburbs had been transported to an exotic shore; the second is nautical in nature; the third invokes the mythology of the centaur, and ancient Greece butts up against modern-day France. Gavarry's bloody and poetic narrative takes dead aim at the social, political, and personal roots of violence, and argues for the transformative power of fiction.


 

ISBN 1564785394
ISBN13 9781564785398
Publisher Dalkey Archive Press
Format Hardback
Publication date 01/04/2009
Pages 180
Weight (grammes) 454
Published in United Kingdom
Height (mm) 203
Width (mm) 142