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Swiss novelist Catherine Colomb is known as one of the most unusual and inventive francophone novelists of the twentieth century. Fascinated by the processes of memory and consciousness, her work has been compared to that of Virginia Woolf and Marcel Proust.The Spirits of the Earth is the first English translation of Colomb’s novels and its arrival will introduce new readers to an iconic work.The Spirits of the Earth is at heart a family drama, set at the Fraidaigue château, along the shores of Lake Geneva, and in the Maison d’En Haut country mansion, located in the hills above the lake. In these luxe locales, readers encounter upper-class characters with faltering incomes, parvenus, and even ghosts. Throughout, Colomb builds a psychologically penetrating and bold story in which the living and the dead intermingle and in which time itself is a mystery.
Number of Pages: 227
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Series Title: The Swiss List
Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
Author: Catherine Colomb
Street Date: September 15, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-31-4128
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