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A Voyage to the Island of the Articoles
     

A Voyage to the Island of the Articoles

by Andre Maurois
 

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"Dangerous, charming, and funny, this elegant miniature rediscovery will delight even brilliant minds."—Simon Van Booy

André Maurois' novella, published in the same year as Margaret Mead's Coming of Age in Samoa, is about a couple who become shipwrecked on an uncharted South Seas Island and discover a race of literary zealots for whom every

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"Dangerous, charming, and funny, this elegant miniature rediscovery will delight even brilliant minds."—Simon Van Booy

André Maurois' novella, published in the same year as Margaret Mead's Coming of Age in Samoa, is about a couple who become shipwrecked on an uncharted South Seas Island and discover a race of literary zealots for whom every subject and feeling needs to be expressed as a form of literary art. As explained by Alberto Manguel, "An Articole will publish not only his Intimate Journal, but also his Journal of My Intimate Journal; and his wife will publish My Husband's Journal of His Intimate Journal."

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"Maurois is wonderfully witty about the physical debilitation that results from having one's substance fed upon for the sake of illusory art."—Wall Street Journal

"A Voyage to the Island of the Articoles has been nicely translated by Charlotte de Koch.... a curious little work, part adventure narrative, part cod anthropology...with a little love story thrown in...the book has the easy elegance one associates with Maurois."—Times Literary Supplement

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ISBN-13:
9781933527628
Publisher:
Turtle Point Press
Publication date:
08/28/2012
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 4.90(h) x 0.50(d)

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Maurois is wonderfully witty about the physical debilitation that results from having one's substance fed upon for the sake of illusory art."—Wall Street Journal

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Andre Maurois: Andre Maurois, (1885-1967),a member of the French Academy, was one of the greatest biographers of the 20th century. In addition he wrote short stories, history, children's books and science fiction. Ariel, his biography of Shelley, was the very first Penguin Paperback.

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