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DONA QUIXOTE AND OTHER CITIZENS; GOLD OF OPHIR.

Krohn, Leena

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ISBN 10: 1857541456 / ISBN 13: 9781857541458
Published by Manchester, Carcanet., 1995
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First Edition, First Printing: REVIEW COPY. -- Translated from Finnish by Hildi Hawkins. Hardcover. Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket. -- Author born 1947, Finnish novelist, essayist, children's writer. ISBN 1857541456. Bookseller Inventory # 00016730

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Title: DONA QUIXOTE AND OTHER CITIZENS; GOLD OF ...

Publisher: Manchester, Carcanet.

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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Leena Krohn makes her English-language debut here with two books in one:
Dona Quixote and Other Citizens and Gold of Ophir. These are tales from
cities in which life is lived under threat of great disaster. Dona Quixote's reality, that of a modern city, is built up out of a series of portraits centering on the mysterious main character, whose presence is like a flame, drawing the dispossessed of the city to her. Gold of Ophir, with its rich fusion of the language and imagery of science, alchemy and the Old Testament, makes a more mythic approach to the city. Consisting of tiny fragments of poetic prose, both books use
fantasy to address the enigmatic relationship between reality and
consciousness, and their endless interaction. For Leena Krohn, art and literature are 'a yardstick to measure the infinite complexity of life'. Krohn's controlled and lucid writing finds its space in the borderland between fact and fiction, between the short story and the novella.

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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Finnish

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