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Richard Beard

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A Novel of [Not] Smoking

Vintage Digital

Date de publication : 2018-11-22



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'Beard is as good on the sensuality of smoking as on the philosophy. This is an unusually intelligent, funny and readable first book' Sunday Times

She offered me the cigarette like an apple. It was love and desire. It was knowledge and everything.

'Gregory Simpson is, after years of being paid to smoke a packet a day for research purposes, trying to give up. He decides to write to keep his hands busy and the resulting journal - combining memories of seduction, little-known facts about the tobacco industry and the comfortable camaraderie of the suicide club - is an elegant, witty and confident disquisition on smoking as desire and as a metaphor for desire' Observer

'Populated by a cast of well-drawn eccentrics-loaded with encyclopaedic detail on the history and iconography of smoking, this comic novel nevertheless aims at deep seriousness-Beard's writing can be breathtaking' Daily Telegraph

'Richard Beard's prose is dry, nonchalant and fluent-An accomplished first novel' Times Literary Supplement
Pages
320
Collection
n.c
Parution
2018-11-22
Marque
Vintage Digital
EAN papier
9780099477556
EAN EPUB
9781473568136

Informations sur l'ebook
Nombre pages copiables
32
Nombre pages imprimables
32
Taille du fichier
2304 Ko
Prix
10,99 €

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