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Compass by Mathias Enard

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Compass by Mathias Enard

Winner of the 2015 Prix Goncourt.

This dazzling and intricate novel portrays the meandering reflections of a Viennese musicologist as he passes a sleepless night. His journeys to Istanbul, Damascus, and Aleppo, his passion for music and history, as well as his great and unrequited love for a brilliant French scholar all weave together into a beguiling tapestry. A highly intellectual and deeply rewarding read.

Compass by Mathias Enard, a novel translated from the French by Charlotte Mandell, New Directions

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By Mathias Enard
Pages: 464 Pages
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Format: Hardback
Language: English
Publication Date:
March 28, 2017
ISBN-10 : 081122662X
As night falls over Vienna, Franz Ritter, an insomniac musicologist, takes to his sickbed with an unspecified illness and spends a restless night drifting between dreams and memories, revisiting the important... Read more
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