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The Resource A balcony in the forest, Julien Gracq ; translated and with an introduction by Richard Howard

A balcony in the forest, Julien Gracq ; translated and with an introduction by Richard Howard

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A balcony in the forest
Title
A balcony in the forest
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Julien Gracq ; translated and with an introduction by Richard Howard
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  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"It is the fall of 1939, and Lieutenant Grange and his men are living in a chalet above a concrete bunker deep in the Ardennes forest, charged with defending the French-Belgian border against the Germans in a war that seems unreal, distant, and unlikely. Far more immediate is the earthy life of the forest itself and the deep sensations of childhood it recalls from Grange's memory. Ostensibly readying for war, Grange instead spends his time observing the change in seasons, falling in love with a young free-spirited widow named Mona, and contemplating the absurd stasis of his present condition. This novel of long takes, dream states, and little dramatic action culminates abruptly in battle, an event that is as much the real incursion of the German army into France as it is the sudden intrusion of death into the suspended disbelief of life. Richard Howard's skilled translation captures the fairy-tale delicacy and existential dread of this unusual, elusive novel (first published in 1959) by the supreme prose stylist Julian Gracq"--
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1910-2007
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Gracq, Julien
Dewey number
843/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ2613.R124
LC item number
B3513 2017
Literary form
fiction
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Howard, Richard
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  • World War (1939-1945)
  • World War, 1939-1945
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A balcony in the forest, Julien Gracq ; translated and with an introduction by Richard Howard
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
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pages cm
Isbn
9781681371399
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2017024489
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unmediated
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rdamedia
Media type code
n
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  • (OCoLC)989726710
  • (OCoLC)ocn989726710
Label
A balcony in the forest, Julien Gracq ; translated and with an introduction by Richard Howard
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781681371399
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2017024489
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)989726710
  • (OCoLC)ocn989726710
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