The Planetarium

The Planetarium

by Nathalie Sarraute
     
 

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A young writer has his heart set on his aunt's large apartment. With this seemingly simple conceit, the characters of The Planetarium are set in orbit and a galaxy of argument, resentment, and bitterness erupts. Telling the story from various points of view, Sarraute focuses below the surface, on the emotional lives of the characters in a way that surpasses even

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A young writer has his heart set on his aunt's large apartment. With this seemingly simple conceit, the characters of The Planetarium are set in orbit and a galaxy of argument, resentment, and bitterness erupts. Telling the story from various points of view, Sarraute focuses below the surface, on the emotional lives of the characters in a way that surpasses even Virginia Woolf. Always deeply engaging, The Planetarium reveals the deep disparity between the way we see ourselves and the way others see us.

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"The Planetarium is a wonderfully believable account of a short, sharp struggle between an exploitative young man with literary ambitions and his rich, domineering relatives." --The New Yorker

Dalkey Archive Press

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The French novelist's 1959 relates the story of a family at odds, told from several points of view. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781564784100
Publisher:
Dalkey Archive Press
Publication date:
12/23/2014
Series:
French Literature Series
Edition description:
Translatio
Pages:
246
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Meet the Author

Nathalie Sarraute (1900 99) was a French novelist, essayist, dramatist, and critic. Her works have been translated into more than thirty languages.

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