Schopenhauer's Telescope by Gerard Donovan
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Schopenhauer's Telescope
By Gerard Donovan

Schopenhauer's Telescope

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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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780743239219
ISBN-10: 0743239210
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 130mm x 21mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Scribner
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Publish Date: 5-Apr-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Julius Winsome by Gerard Donovan Julius Winsome, Paperback (February 2008)

Julius Winsome lives in a cabin in the hunting heartland of the Maine woods, with only his books and his dog for company. That is until the morning he finds that his dog has been shot dead - and not by accident. This story tells the tale of revenge.

Doctor Salt by Gerard Donovan Doctor Salt, Paperback (January 2006)

From the Man-Booker longlisted author of SCHOPENHAUER'S TELESCOPE, a bold, frightening and extremely funny exploration of what happens to one man's mind when too many people are trying to make him better.

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Author Biography - Gerard Donovan

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

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