The Sorcerer's Apprentice
By (author) Francois Augieras
Translated by Sue Dyson
Designed by Massimo Kaufmann
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Sorcerer's Apprentice by Francois Augieras
Book DescriptionIn the depths of the Sarladais, a land of ghosts, cool caves and woods, a teenage boy is sent to live with a thirty-five-year-old priest, but soon the man becomes more than just his teacher. Published in the United Kingdom for the first time. The Sorcerer's Apprentice is a gallant, almost magical book that is one of modern literature's esoteric, underground texts.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781901285444
(165mm x 120mm x 9mm)
Imprint: Pushkin Press
Publisher: Pushkin Press
Publish Date: 10-Mar-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Francois Augieras
Journey of the Dead, Paperback (January 2011)
Journey of the Dead began as a diary in the Fifties when Francois Augieras was a shepherd in the Sahara. Written as an autobiographical narrative, the narrator makes no secret of the pleasure he derives from his illicit encounters, or his repudiation of conventional morality. Even more striking however, is the poetic lyricism of Augieras's writing
Journey to Mount Athos, Paperback (March 2007)» View all books by Francois Augieras
Represents a journey of self-discovery for both author and reader. This work is described as a Buddhist Pilgram's Progress, with the protagonist's wanderings mirroring his journey towards spiritual enlightenment.
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Author Biography - Francois Augieras
Francois Augerias was born in 1925 in Rochester, New York. His father was French; a pianist, his mother a Polish emigree. After his father died he returned to Paris, but spent his adolesence in Perigord, which was to be his refuge during a life of restless wandering. In 1945 he went to Algiers for a year, living with his reclusive uncle, a retired colonel, and in a Trappist monastery. This, and time spent with the monks of Athos, were profound influences on both his writing and his painting, often likened to modern icons. Andre Gide, who knew him, described his writing as a bizarre delight. Augerias died in a hospice at Domme in 1971 aged forty-six.
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