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              Books by Pascal Quignard

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              The Hatred of Music

              The Hatred of Music (Hardback)

              By Quignard, Pascal; Translated by Amos, Matthew; Roennback, Fredrik

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              How does a man who once adored music beyond measure come to revile it as a form of tyranny?

              ISBN 9780300211382
              Released NZ 15 May 2016
              Publisher Yale University Press
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series The Margellos World Republic of Letters
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              Abysses
               

              Abysses (Hardback)

              By Quignard, Pascal

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              Bringing his troubling, questing characters - souls who are fascinated by what preceded and conceived them, the author writes with a rich mix of anecdote and reflection, aphorism and quotation, offering enigmatic glimpses of the present, and confident, pointed borrowings from the... past.
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              ISBN 9780857422446
              Released NZ 15 Jul 2015
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series The French List
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              The Roving Shadows

              The Roving Shadows (Paperback)

              By Quignard, Pascal

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              There are few, if any, voices more distinct in contemporary French literature than that of Pascal Quignard, a prolific writer of rare erudition and elegance. Essayist, critic, translator, novelist and musician, Quignard attempts here an ambitious amalgam of his many artistic styl...es in a fragmentary work that defies the idea of genre. And his daring was rewarded in 2002 when The Roving Shadows became the first non-novel in more than sixty years to win the Goncourt Prize, France's most prestigious literary award. The first book in Quignard's Last Kingdom series, The Roving Shadows can be read as a long meditation on reading and writing that strives to situate these otherwise innocuous activities in a profound relationship to sex and death. Writing and reading can in fact be linked to our animal natures and artistic strivings, to primal forces and culturally persistent fascinations. With dexterity and inventiveness, Quignard weaves together historical anecdotes, folktales from the East and West, fragments of myth, and speculative historical reconstructions. The whole, written in a musical style not far removed from that of Couperin, whose piano composition Les Ombres errantes lends the book its title, coheres into a work of literature that reverberates in the psyche long after one has laid it down. The Roving Shadows is a rare and wondrous tour de force that cements Quignard's reputation in contemporary world literature. Available now for the first time in English, this boldly adventurous work will find a new and welcoming audience.
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              ISBN 9780857426659
              Released NZ 1 Oct 2021
              Publisher Misc - NewSouth
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Villa Amalia
               

              Villa Amalia (Hardback)

              By Quignard, Pascal; Translated by Turner, Chris

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              Musician Ann Hidden suspects her partner, Thomas, isn't telling her everything. So one dark night, she secretly follows him to an unfamiliar house in the Paris suburbs, where he disappears inside with an unknown woman. But before she can even begin to process what looks like a be...trayal, she gets another surprise-an old schoolmate, Georges Roehlinger, appears, berating her for spying the from the bushes. ???With Georges's help, Ann takes radical action: while Thomas is away, she resolves to secretly sell their shared house and get rid of all the physical manifestations of their sixteen years together. Thomas returns to find her gone, the locks changed, and his few possessions packed up and sent to his office. Ann, meanwhile, has fled the country and started a new, hidden life. But our past is never that easy to escape, and Ann's secrets eventually seek her out.
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              ISBN 9780857424785
              Released NZ 15 Apr 2018
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series The French List
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              Sex and Terror
               

              Sex and Terror (Hardback)

              By Quignard, Pascal; Translated by Turner, Chris

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              The fascinus, or phallus, was at the heart of classical Roman art and life. No god was more represented in ancient Rome than the phallic deity Priapus, and the fescennine verses, one of the earliest forms of Roman poetry, accompanied the celebrations of Priapus, the harvest, and ...fertility. This title looks closely at this delicate interplay.
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              ISBN 9781906497866
              Released NZ 15 Jan 2012
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series The French List
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              The Roving Shadows
                

              The Roving Shadows (Hardback)

              By Quignard, Pascal; Translated by Turner, Chris

              Offers a long meditation on reading and writing that strives to situate the otherwise innocuous activities in a profound relationship to sex and death.

              ISBN 9780857420091
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series The French List
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              The Fount of Time: The Last Kindom II
                

              The Fount of Time: The Last Kindom II (Hardback)

              By Quignard, Pascal; Translated by Turner, Chris

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                25 Oct 22

              Last Kingdom is a set of books that . . . is neither philosophical argumentation nor little disparate, scholarly essays, nor novelistic narrative; gradually, for me, all genres have fallen away." So writes Pascal Quignard of his monumental book series, Last Kingdom. In the latest... volume, The Fount of Time, he focuses on the paradoxically immediate presence in our lives of the deepest, most distant past. He explores this subject through a multitude of mediums: fragments of autobiography; curious folktales; literary snippets; historical anecdotes both classical and modern; ruminations on biology, archaeology, and linguistics. Using all of these forms, he confronts dimensions of human experience which, though customarily conveyed in legend, myth, and dreams, run somehow beneath the everyday world and yet are part of our most tangible reality. To enter Quignard's horizonless time-space is to embrace a rich vision in which the totality of human history and culture is placed disconcertingly on a single footing. In The Fount of Time we are able to glimpse-whether through obscure cultural detail or unusual anecdote-"another world beneath the world.
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              ISBN 9780857428493
              Released NZ 25 Oct 2022
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series The French List
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              Mysterious Solidarities
               

              Mysterious Solidarities (Hardback)

              By Quignard, Pascal; Translated by Turner, Chris

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              When translator Claire Methuen travels back to her hometown of Dinard for a family wedding, she runs into her old piano teacher Madame Ladon. After befriending the ageing woman, Methuen begins to toy with the idea of a permanent return to live in Brittany. She becomes increasingl...y obsessed by her childhood sweetheart, Simon Quelen, who, now married and a father, still lives in a village further down the coast where he is the local pharmacist and mayor. Having moved into a farmhouse, she soon spends her days walking the heathland above the cliffs and spying on him as he sails in the bay. As she walks, she is at one with the land of her childhood and youth, "her skull emptying into the landscape." And when her younger brother Paul comes to join her there, the web of solidarities is further enriched. This is a tale of dramatic episodes, told through intermingling voices and the atmospherics of the austere Breton landscape. Ultimately, it is a story of obsessional love and of a parallel sibling bond that is equally strong.
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              ISBN 9780857427397
              Released NZ 10 Dec 2021
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series The French List
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              The Sexual Night
                

              The Sexual Night (Hardback)

              By Quignard, Pascal; Translated by Turner, Chris

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              A title, in which, the author meditates on a collection of illustrations of sexual imagery, that presents a reflection on the sexual image that psychoanalysis calls the primal scene - a concept introduced by Freud as the first sexual scene witnessed by a child; a scene that is un...explained, unforgettable, and ultimately haunting.
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              ISBN 9780857422064
              Released NZ 15 Jan 2015
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
              Interest Age Adults / General
              Series The French List
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              Abysses

              Abysses (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Quignard, Pascal; Translated by Turner, Chris

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              Prolific essayist, translator, and critic Pascal Quignard has described his Last Kingdom series as something unique. It consists, he says, "neither of philosophical argumentation, nor short learned essays, nor novelistic narration," but comes, rather, from a phase of his work in ...which the very concept of genre has been allowed to fall away, leaving an entirely modern, secular, and abnormal vision of the world. In Abysses, the newest addition to the series, Quignard brings us yet more of his troubling, questing characters-souls who are fascinated by what preceded and conceived them. He writes with a rich mix of anecdote and reflection, aphorism and quotation, offering enigmatic glimpses of the present, and confident, pointed borrowings from the past. But when he raids the murkier corners of the human record, he does so not as a historian but as an antiquarian. Quignard is most interested in pursuit of those stories that repeat and echo across the seasons in their timelessness.
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              ISBN 9780857428707
              Released NZ 5 Sep 2021
              Publisher Misc - NewSouth
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series The French List
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