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Book Title: The Testament of Yves Gundron|
Date of issue: June 1st 2001
ISBN 13: 9780743411486
The author of the book: Emily Barton
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 857 KB
Edition: Washington Square Press
Read full description of the books The Testament of Yves Gundron:Here is the chronicle of the strange events that befall Mandragora, a primitive farming village in the Outer Hebrides. A tale of conflict where there had been none, of lives irrevocably transformed, this is the written testimony of farmer and inventor Yves Gundron, edited and annotated by Harvard academic Ruth Blum. Yet this historical manuscript is not quite what it seems...and neither is the town of Mandragora. When Yves recalls lyrics that are recognizably from a blues song, it begins to seem that Blum is not merely an anthropologist preparing a historical document, but an active participant in Mandragora's battle with the double-edged sword of progress.
The Testament Of Yves Gundron is a brilliantly imagined exploration of the pursuit of modernity -- and of the detritus left along the way.
Read information about the authorEmily Barton has written three novels so far. Her first, THE TESTAMENT OF YVES GUNDRON, called "blessedly post-ironic, engaging, and heartfelt" by Thomas Pynchon, won the Bard Fiction Prize and was named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. In reviewing BROOKLAND, Joan Acocella of "The New Yorker" wrote that Barton creates alternate worlds "out of Calvino or Borges." Barton's third novel, THE BOOK OF ESTHER, just hit the shelves in June of 2016. Writing for "The New York Times Book Review," novelist Dara Horn calls it "as addicting as a Jewish 'Game of Thrones.'"
Barton is the recipient of an artist's grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the Sustainable Arts Foundation. She lives in the Hudson Valley with her husband, sons, and a cat.
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