ARABESQUES: A Tale of Double Lives by Robert Dessaix

By Robert Dessaix

One Sunday afternoon in a secluded valley in Normandy, Robert Dessaix chanced upon the fortress the place the 20th-century French author Andre Gide spent his formative years. Recalling the buzz he felt whilst he first learn Gide as undefined, Dessaix units off to recapture what it was once that when drew him so strongly to this enigmatic figure.

On a magic carpet trip from Lisbon to the sting of the Sahara, from Paris to the south of France and Algiers, he's taking us to the areas the place the Nobel Prize profitable writer, in methods nonetheless scandalous to trendy sensibilities, lived out his unconventional principles approximately love, marriage, sexuality and religion.

Praise for Arabesques via Robert Dessaix

‘Magical and alluring … those arabesques come up with the money for the reader inordinate pleasure.’ Livres-Hebdo (France)

‘Surrender to the ravishments first, wander off, skid with extremely joyful indecisiveness around the mosaic tile of every web page. enterprise out with the writer onto the roads and dizzying crossroads he negotiates as he plots a direction among earlier and current, outdated haunts and new horizons, within the lands of Araby …’ The Age

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