The Eighth Day: Selected Writings of Christian Bobin

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Christian Bobin is one of the most prolific and best-selling inspirational writers in France. His lyric essays , neither prose nor poetry, utilise a limited vocabulary manipulated with the precision of a watchmaker. Bobin often obtains his effects through startling juxtapositions of the ordinary, aimed straight at the heart and not without the intention of drawing blood. Prevalent themes in his work include the natural world, the perspectives of the very old and the very young, and the distilled wisdom of his contemplative Catholic faith. A lifelong sufferer from persuasive melancholy , Bobin mines the narrow seam of joy and wonder in the dank rock face of depression, and writing has been the tool he has employed to chip it out. The Eighth Day comprises in original English translation a superb collection of Bobin s writings from the last 30 years. A guaranteed best-selling author in France his books can sell up to 200,000 copies per edition he is an inspirational writer yet to be discovered in the English-speaking world. This anthology is designed to introduce him to a new readership, and includes fresh introductions to each chapter by translator and compiler Pauline Matarasso.

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'Luminously translated ... Sometimes Bobin sounds like a Christian cousin of Kafka.' --Paul Keegan, former editor Faber Poetry and Penguin Classics

'Bobin is a spiritual guide of a rare sort.' --Martin Laird, author of Into The Silent Land

'Bobin's descriptions of the intricate reality of love, grief and joy are unsurpassed in modern writing.' --Ann Wroe, The Economist

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Description du livre Darton,Longman Todd Ltd, United Kingdom, 2015. Hardback. État : New. 198 x 126 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Christian Bobin is one of the most prolific and best-selling inspirational writers in France. His lyric essays , neither prose nor poetry, utilise a limited vocabulary manipulated with the precision of a watchmaker. Bobin often obtains his effects through startling juxtapositions of the ordinary, aimed straight at the heart and not without the intention of drawing blood. Prevalent themes in his work include the natural world, the perspectives of the very old and the very young, and the distilled wisdom of his contemplative Catholic faith. A lifelong sufferer from persuasive melancholy , Bobin mines the narrow seam of joy and wonder in the dank rock face of depression, and writing has been the tool he has employed to chip it out. The Eighth Day comprises - in an original English translation - a superb collection of Bobin s writings from the last 30 years. A guaranteed best-selling author in France - his books can sell up to 200,000 copies per edition - he is an inspirational writer yet to be discovered in the English-speaking world.This anthology is designed to introduce him to a new readership, and includes fresh introductions to each chapter by translator and compiler Pauline Matarasso. N° de réf. du libraire ASC9780232531718

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