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In Search of Lost Books: The Forgotten Stories of Eight Mythical Volumes (original 2016; edition 2018)

by Giorgio Van Straten (Author), Simon Carnell (Translator), Erica Segre (Translator)

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Title:In Search of Lost Books: The Forgotten Stories of Eight Mythical Volumes
Authors:Giorgio Van Straten (Author)
Other authors:Simon Carnell (Translator), Erica Segre (Translator)
Info:Pushkin Press (2018), Edition: Reprint, 144 pages
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In Search of Lost Books: The Forgotten Stories of Eight Mythical Volumes by Giorgio Van Straten (2016)

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Acht vrij korte essays over acht verloren of vernietigde boeken en/of manuscripten - interessant met enkele weetjes en inzichten waar Van Straten voor zichzelf de ruimte creëert om iets boeiend te gaan vertellen, maar blijft al bij al vrij oppervlakkig. De titel is enigszins misleidend: van een zoektocht is weinig of geen sprake, en enkele van deze verhalen zijn allesbehalve 'vergeten'. ( )
  razorsoccam | Feb 15, 2018 |
Un petit essai, intéressant mais sans plus. ( )
  Nikoz | Oct 5, 2017 |
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They exist as a rumour or a fading memory. They vanished from history leaving scarcely a trace, lost to fire, censorship, theft, war or deliberate destruction, yet those who seek them are convinced they will find them.

This is the story of one man's quest for eight mysterious lost books.

Taking us from Florence to Regency London, the Russian Steppe to British Columbia, Giorgio van Straten unearths stories of infamy and tragedy, glimmers of hope and bitter twists of fate. There are, among others, the rediscovered masterpiece that he read but failed to save from destruction; the Hemingway novel that vanished in a suitcase at the Gare du Lyon; the memoirs of Lord Byron, burnt to avoid a scandal; the Magnum Opus of Bruno Schulz, disappeared along with its author in wartime Poland; the mythical Sylvia Plath novel that may one day become reality.

As gripping as a detective novel, as moving as an elegy, this is the tale of a love affair with the impossible, of the things that slip away from us but which, sometimes, live again in the stories we tell. [amazon.co.uk
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