For Chancelade, the world is teeming with beauty, wonder and possibilities. From a small boy playing on the beach, through his adolescence and his first love, to the death of his father and on to the end of his own life, he relishes the most minute details of his physical surroundings - whether a grain of sand, an insect or a blade of grass - as he journeys on a sensory adventure from cradle to grave. Filled with cosmic ruminations, lyrical description and virtuoso games of language and the imagination, Terra Amata brilliantly explores humankind's place in the universe, the relationship between us and the Earth we inhabit and, ultimately, how to live.
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J.M.G. Le Clezio was born on 13 April 1940 in Nice and was educated at the University College of Nice and at Bristol and London universities. His knowledge of English enabled him to work closely with his translator on his debut novel, The Interrogation, which won the Prix Renaudot in 1963. Since then he has written over forty highly acclaimed books and has been translated into thirty-six languages. The Interrogation is published by Penguin and three of his early novels are now Penguin Modern Classics: The Flood, Terra Amata and Fever. Le Clezio divides his time between France (Nice, Paris and Brittany), New Mexico and Mauritius. In 2008 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.Language Notes:
Text: English, French (translation)
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Book Description No publisher noted, Asia, 1969. Hard cover. Book Condition: Very good in good dust jacket. Text in English, French. , 217 p. illus. 21 cm. Includes Illustrations. Rare early translation of the 2008 Nobel prize winner. Translated from the French by Barbara Bray. No publisher noted on the title page but Asian characters on the copyright page lead me to believe this is a Japanese or Chinese publisher (unfortunately, I can't translate them). English translation copyrighted by Hamish Hamilton and Atheneum. Jacket design by George Mayhew. The book is bound in red cloth with a white title on the spine. The dust jacket is torn, leaving the bottom 1 inch of the spine exposed, which has led to a noticeable, light induced discoloration there. The upper edge of the dustjacket is also somewhat ragged. There are some creases to the corners of a few pages at the end of the book. Bookseller Inventory # Alibris0002874
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