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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.

Schopenhauer's telescope - Gerard Donovan

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Title
Schopenhauer's telescope
Author
Gerard Donovan
format
Hardback
Publisher
Scribner
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20030422

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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Gerard Donovan was born in Ireland and now lives in New York. This is his first novel.

Type
BOOK
Keyword Index
Civil war - Fiction.
Country of Publication
England
Number of Pages
320

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