ARABESQUES: A Tale of Double Lives by Robert Dessaix

By Robert Dessaix

One Sunday afternoon in a secluded valley in Normandy, Robert Dessaix chanced upon the fortress the place the 20th-century French author Andre Gide spent his youth. Recalling the thrill he felt while he first learn Gide as undefined, Dessaix units off to recapture what it was once that when drew him so strongly to this enigmatic figure.

On a magic carpet trip from Lisbon to the sting of the Sahara, from Paris to the south of France and Algiers, he's taking us to the locations the place the Nobel Prize successful writer, in methods nonetheless scandalous to fashionable sensibilities, lived out his unconventional rules approximately love, marriage, sexuality and religion.

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‘Magical and alluring … those arabesques have the funds for the reader inordinate pleasure.’ Livres-Hebdo (France)

‘Surrender to the ravishments first, wander away, skid with delighted indecisiveness around the mosaic tile of every web page. enterprise out with the writer onto the roads and dizzying crossroads he negotiates as he plots a path among earlier and current, previous haunts and new horizons, within the lands of Araby …’ The Age

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