Garlic, Mint, and Sweet Basil: Essays on Marseilles, The Mediterranean, and Noir Fiction
  • Garlic, Mint, and Sweet Basil: Essays on Marseilles, The Mediterranean, and Noir Fiction
  • Garlic, Mint, and Sweet Basil: Essays on Marseilles, The Mediterranean, and Noir Fiction

Garlic, Mint, and Sweet Basil: Essays on Marseilles, The Mediterranean, and Noir Fiction

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by Jean-Claude Izzo
     
 

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Available for the first time in English in Howard Curtis’s brilliant translation this collection of personal essays shows Izzo at his most contemplative and insightful. He writes beautifully about the city he loved, the sea to which he belonged, and the literary movement that made him famous.See more details below

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Available for the first time in English in Howard Curtis’s brilliant translation this collection of personal essays shows Izzo at his most contemplative and insightful. He writes beautifully about the city he loved, the sea to which he belonged, and the literary movement that made him famous.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“What makes Izzo’s work haunting is his extraordinary ability to convey the tastes and smells of Marseilles.” —The New Yorker

“Our last true romantic, Jean-Claude Izzo transmits warmth to his readers, as if granting them a mouthful of pure love.” —Le Point (France)

“Just as Raymond Chandler and James Ellroy made Los Angeles their very own, so Mr. Izzo has made Marseilles so much more than just another geographical setting.” —The Economist

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781609451158
Publisher:
Europa
Publication date:
05/07/2013
Pages:
120
Sales rank:
637,869
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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From the Publisher

“What makes Izzo’s work haunting is his extraordinary ability to convey the tastes and smells of Marseilles.” —The New Yorker

“Our last true romantic, Jean-Claude Izzo transmits warmth to his readers, as if granting them a mouthful of pure love.” —Le Point (France)

“Just as Raymond Chandler and James Ellroy made Los Angeles their very own, so Mr. Izzo has made Marseilles so much more than just another geographical setting.” —The Economist

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