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eBook Death of an Ancient King ePub

by Laurent Gaude

  • ISBN: 0007195664
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Laurent Gaude
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: 4th Estate (2004)
  • Pages: 256
  • ePub book: 1639 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1600 kb
  • Other: lrf lit mobi docx
  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 490

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I owe the discovery of this novel to a colleague in London; he sent me an IM stating "do you want to read a great book," I said yes, and boy was this a great book; it is one of my all-time favourite novels. I liken it to classic mythology, the literary flow is just phenomenal.

Start by marking Death of an Ancient King as Want to Read . Gaudé's book is short, elegant, and strikes hard.

Start by marking Death of an Ancient King as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. Gaudé invents a mythical story in which an empire falls after its king somewhere in ancestral Africa (most probably in the Sahel). Yet, in this collective demise, all the characters have their individual destiny and effort themselves to much wisdom and hope, to no avail.

In his youth King Tsongor inherited a small kingdom from his father. Through war and courage he built a vast empire. The translation from the French is excellent. This is Gaude's first work to be translated into English. But now Tsongor is an old man. He is about to marry his only daughter to the prince of a neighboring land. The prince, at the head of a vast army, has arrived at the city gates loaded down with presents. At this moment of supreme happiness for Tsongor and his kingdom, another suitor shows up leading a second army. He is the childhood love of the princess who has been away building his fortune and power.

Laurent Gaudé (born 6 July 1972 in Paris) is a French writer. Death of an ancient king, Harper Perennial, 2002, ISBN 978-0-00-717028-9. The death of King Tsongor, Toby Press, 2003, ISBN 978-1-59264-030-0. Death of an Ancient King, Translator Adriana Hunter, MacAdam/Cage, 2007, ISBN 978-1-59692-224-2. Le soleil des Scorta: roman, Actes sud, 2004

Gaudé, Laurent; Hunter, Adriana. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books.

Gaudé, Laurent; Hunter, Adriana. Historical - General, Literature & Fiction, General, Fiction, Literary, General, Fiction, Fiction - Historical, Africa, Kings and rulers. Gutierres on September 27, 2011. SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata). Terms of Service (last updated 12/31/2014).

Authors : Gaudé, Laurent. Death of an Ancient King. Laurent Gaude is a French novelist and playwright. Born in 1972, he has written five plays and two novels, achieving great success and acclaim throughout Europe. Title : Death of an Ancient King. Product Category : Books. Death of an Ancient King', his first work to be published in English, was a massive bestseller in his native France, and won two major prizes: the Prix de Goncourt des Lyceens and the Prix des Libraires - voted for by hundreds of French-speaking booksellers from across France, Belgium, Switzerland and Canada.

His second, "The House of Scorta", won the Prix Goncourt, France's most prestigious literary honor; past winners include Marcel Proust and Simone de Beauvoir

His second, "The House of Scorta", won the Prix Goncourt, France's most prestigious literary honor; past winners include Marcel Proust and Simone de Beauvoir. Gaude is also an accomplished playwright. He lives in Paris, France.

She recommended many books, but Death of an Ancient King caught my eye as she said it was too dark for he. Laurent Gaudé is an interesting author and I’m keen to try more of his novels.

She recommended many books, but Death of an Ancient King caught my eye as she said it was too dark for her. I bought a copy knowing it would also be perfect for Paris in July – a month long celebration of French literature and culture organised by BookBath and Thyme for Tea. Death of an Ancient King has a fable-like quality and can be seen as warning against the futility of war. It begins with King Tsongor preparing a lavish wedding for his daughter, but on the eve of the big day a former suitor appears, claiming that she is promised to hi.

Chronique bibliographique La Mort du roi Tsongor de Laurent Gaudé , Afrique contemporaine, vol. no 208, no. 4, 2003, pp. 145-147. APA. Véron, J. (2003). Chronique bibliographique La Mort du roi Tsongor de Laurent Gaudé. Afrique contemporaine, no 208,(4), 145-147.

Home Gaude, Laurent Death of an Ancient King. Told in a simple, hypnotic prose that gathers beauty with every page, this small, prize-winning jewel of a book is impossible to classify, but the richness of its achievement announces the arrival of a major literary talent

Home Gaude, Laurent Death of an Ancient King. ISBN 10: 0007170289, ISBN 13: 9780007170289. Told in a simple, hypnotic prose that gathers beauty with every page, this small, prize-winning jewel of a book is impossible to classify, but the richness of its achievement announces the arrival of a major literary talent. About the Author: Laurent Gaude is a French novelist and playwright.

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I owe the discovery of this novel to a colleague in London; he sent me an IM stating "do you want to read a great book," I said yes, and boy was this a great book; it is one of my all-time favourite novels. I liken it to classic mythology, the literary flow is just phenomenal. The battle of opposing forces, all for the "love" of a woman, and the tragic way in which it plays out left an impression on me like few other books have. When I go out to buy new novels, I am constantly looking for the next "Death of an Ancient King;" I have yet to find it and it has been a few years. I simply cannot believe that more people have not read this book. Perhaps it is because it is originally a French novel (both highly acclaimed and award winning); perhaps it is because it really brings to the forefront the folly of war; human pride; and mistaken notions of what love is really all about.