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The Stone Door

Carrington, Leonora

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ISBN 10: 0312762100 / ISBN 13: 9780312762100
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NY: St Martin's Press, 1977. 1st ed., though the French-translation was published a year previous. 118pp. Second novel by the renowned English surrealist painter. Brown paper-covered boards with gilt titles and light wear to extremities. Jacket worn at head and foot of spine and at corners, and with one closed tear. Bookseller Inventory # 000254

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Title: The Stone Door

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First Edition.

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After the enthusiastic reception accorded The Hearing Trumpet ("This is the best book I've ever read." - Los Angeles Free Times), Leonora Carrington has now released for publication an even more intense tale of fantasy and love. Written at the end of World War II and only now published in its original English edition, The Stone Door is an inspired, phantasmagoric journey into a wildly surreal world. The novel is an omen, an incantation, and an adventure story rolled into one. Built in layers like a Chinese puzzle, it is the tale of two people, of love and the Zodiac and the Cabbalah, of Transylvania and Mesopotamia converging at the Caucasus, of a mad Hungarian King named Böles Kilary and of a woman's discovery of an initiatory code that leads to a Cyclopean obstacle, to love, self and awareness, to the great stone door of Kescke and beyond... As impossible to describe as it is to put down, The Stone Door establishes once and for all that the author has no peer in the realms of fantasy or black humor.

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