Schopenhauer's Telescope by Gerard Donovan

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Schopenhauer's Telescope by Gerard Donovan

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ISBN:
9780743239219
Author:
Gerard Donovan
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Ltd
Publication Date:
2004
Format:
Paperback

In an unnamed European village, in the middle of a civil war, one man digs while another watches over him. Gradually, they begin to talk. Over the cou…

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Schopenhauer's Telescope by Gerard Donovan

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Schopenhauer's Telescope by Gerard Donovan

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In an unnamed European village, in the middle of a civil war, one man digs while another watches over him. Gradually, they begin to talk. Over the course of the afternoon, as the snow falls and truck-loads of villagers are corralled in the next field, we discover why they are there - not just who they are and how specific, sinister events in their country have led them to be separated by a deepening grave, but why the history of civilization is inseparable from the history of mass violence.

Beautifully written, with a poet's eye for detail coupled with a chilling narrative drive, Gerard Donovan's first novel has been compared with Franz Kafka and Bernhard Schlink. SCHOPENHAUER'S TELESCOPE is current in the best sense - not merely about Bosnia or Kosovo, but in attempting to make art out of brutal life.

 

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