184p., 11 x 7.75 inches, illustrated with high-resolution sepia photographic endpapers with art nudes, coital vignette within; first US edition glossy photographic boards, also high-resolution while indistinct;sepia photographic dj to match endpapers (a brilliant job; dj is photoillustrated on both sides!). A fictional treatment of a Roman only passingly mentioned in history : "Caius Albucius Silus existed. So did his declamations. I invented the nest I plunked Albucius into, Albucius with whatever warmth he has.". Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Pascal Quignard (born April 23, 1948) is a French writer born in Verneuil-sur-Avre, Eure. In 2002 his novel Les Ombres errantes won the Prix Goncourt, France's top literary prize. Terrasse à Rome (Terrasse in Rome), received the French Academy prize in 2000, and Carus was awarded the "Prix des Critiques" in 1980. One of Quignard's most famous works is the eighty-four "Little Treatises", first published in 1991 by Maeght. His most popular book is probably Tous les matins du monde (All the Mornings in the World), about 17th-century viola de gamba player Marin Marais and his teacher, Sainte-Colombe, which was adapted for the screen in 1991, by director Alain Corneau. Quignard wrote the screenplay of the film, in collaboration with Corneau. Tous les matins du monde, starring Jean-Pierre Marielle, Gérard Depardieu and son Guillaume Depardieu, was a tremendous success in France and sold 2 million tickets in the first year, and was subsequently distributed in 31 countries. The soundtrack was certified platinum (500,000 copies) and made musician Jordi Savall an international star.
Quignard has also translated works from the Latin (Albucius, Porcius Latro), Chinese , and Greek languages. Five of his works available in English: Albucius (The Lapis Press), The Salon in Württemberg (Grove Weidenfeld), and All the World's Mornings (Graywolf Press). Sarx and On Wooden Tablets: Apronenia Avitia (Burning Deck).
About the Author: Pascal Quignardis the author of more than sixty books and is widely regarded as one of the most important living writers in French.
Publisher: The Lapis Press
Publication Date: 1992
Book Description Lapis Press, 1992. Condition: Fair. 1st. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Seller Inventory # GRP92198950
Book Description Lapis Pr 1/1/1992, 1992. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 0932499694 unmarked, light shelfwear-NICE. Seller Inventory # Z0932499694Z2
Book Description Hardcover. Condition: Good. The item shows wear from consistent use, but it remains in good condition and works perfectly. All pages and cover are intact (including the dust cover, if applicable). Spine may show signs of wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. May NOT include discs, access code or other supplemental materials. Seller Inventory # 31UI56001J4Y_ns
Book Description The Lapis Press, Venice CA, 1992. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First U.S. Edition. A Very Good or better copy in laminated pictorial hard covers, in a Fine dust jacket. Seller Inventory # 045231
Book Description Lapis Pr, 1992. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0932499694-2-4
Book Description Venice CA: Lapis Press, 1992, 1992. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Hardcover book in dust jacket, illustrated and translated from the French; this is a NEW book in FINE/FINE condition. Seller Inventory # 3691
Book Description Lapis Press, 1992. Hardcover. Condition: Fine+. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First. Now in a protective mylar cover. Translated from the French into English. One scratch to rear of dust jacket, otherwise unused. ; 1 x 11.25 x 8 Inches; 188 pages. Seller Inventory # 11375
Book Description Lapis Press, Venice, CA, 1992. Hardcover. First Edition, First Printing. Quarto. 8 x 11 in. 184 pp. Fine in original laminated pictorial paper-coveredboards and fine pictorial dust jacket. Seller Inventory # 27739
Book Description Lapis Pr, 1992. Condition: UsedAcceptable. book. Seller Inventory # M0932499694_4
Book Description U.S.A.: Lapis Pr, 1992. Hardcover. Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. 1st Edition. As New in As New jacket. 1st Printing. 188pp. Fiction. Seller Inventory # 134137