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Nederlands Buitenlands   Alles  Titel  Auteur  ISBN        
Literatuur: Proza, romans, verhalen
Literaire fictie algemeen
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Julia Kristeva

Enchanted Clock

€ 37.95


`In the Palace of Versailles there is a fabulous golden clock, made for Louis XV by the king`s engineer, Claude-Simâeon Passemant. The astronomical clock shows the phases of the moon and the movements of the planets, and it will tell time -- hours, minutes, seconds, and even sixtieths of seconds -- until the year 9999. Passemant`s clock brings the nature of time into sharp focus in Julia Kristeva`s intricate, poetic novel The Enchanted Clock. Nivi Delisle, a psychoanalyst and magazine editor, nearly drowns while swimming off the ãIle de Râe; the astrophysicist Theo Passemant fishes her out of the water. They become lovers. While Theo wonders if he is descended from the clockmaker Passemant, Niv`s son Stan, who suffers from occasional comas, develops a passion for the remarkable clock at Versailles. Soon Nivi is fixated on its maker. But then the clock is stolen, and when a young writer for Nivi`s magazine mysteriously dies, the clock is found near his body. The Enchanted Clock combines past and present, jumping back and forth between points of view and across eras from eighteenth-century Versailles to the present day. Its stylistically inventive narrative voices bring both immediacy and depth to our understanding of consciousness. Nivi`s life resembles her creator`s in many respects, coloring Kristeva`s customary erudition with autobiographical poignancy. Part detective mystery, part historical fiction, The Enchanted Clock is a philosophically and linguistically multifaceted novel, full of poetic ruminations on memory, love, and the transcendence of linear time. It is one of the most illuminating works of one of France`s great writers and thinkers` -



Taal / Language : English

Extra informatie: 
Hardback
336 pagina's
Januari 2017
553 gram
215 x 139 x 30 mm
Columbia University Press us


Levertijd: 5 tot 11 werkdagen