Chateau d'Argol

Overview

An isolated castle stands in a wild, desolate landscape, surrounded by dark woods. Its new owner, a rich, dissolute young man, has invited his best friend to stay. When he arrives, he brings with him a radiant, seductive and strangely detached young woman. She, in turn, will bring death and destruction to the Château d'Argol.
With its opulent, atmospheric descriptions of a savage, surreal Breton landscape and its exquisite sense of foreboding, ...

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Overview

An isolated castle stands in a wild, desolate landscape, surrounded by dark woods. Its new owner, a rich, dissolute young man, has invited his best friend to stay. When he arrives, he brings with him a radiant, seductive and strangely detached young woman. She, in turn, will bring death and destruction to the Château d'Argol.
With its opulent, atmospheric descriptions of a savage, surreal Breton landscape and its exquisite sense of foreboding, Château d'Argol is a work of beauty and terror.

Pushkin Collection editions feature a spare, elegant series style and superior, durable components. The Collection is typeset in Monotype Baskerville, litho-printed on Munken Premium White Paper and notch-bound by the independently owned printer TJ International in Padstow. The covers, with French flaps, are printed on Colorplan Pristine White Paper. Both paper and cover board are acid-free and Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified. 

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"A black diamond." - Edmond Jaloux

"[Gracq] is... the best landscape gardener of our literature-more precise than Chateaubriand, more musical than Stendhal, more sensual than Proust'." - Télérama

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781782270041
  • Publisher: Steerforth Press
  • Publication date: 11/12/2013
  • Pages: 148
  • Sales rank: 1,234,309
  • Product dimensions: 4.60 (w) x 6.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Julien Gracq (1910-2007) taught history and geography in various lycées. A close friend of André Breton, his work was inspired by German Romanticism, and combines startling imagery with a rich, precise metre.
Staunchly avoiding the French literary scene-he refused the Prix Goncourt in 1951-he is one of the few authors to have been published in the Bibliothèque de la Pléiade during his lifetime. He died in 2007 aged 97.
Julien Gracq's A Dark Stranger is also available from Pushkin Press.

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