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An imaginary life : a novel

Author: David Malouf
Publisher: New York : G. Braziller, [1978]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"In the first century A.D., Publius Ovidius Naso, the most urbane and irreverent poet of imperial Rome, was banished to a remote village on the edge of the Black Sea. From these sparse facts, one of our most distinguished novelists has fashioned an audacious and supremely moving work of fiction."--BOOK JACKET. "Marooned on the edge of the known world, exiled from his native tongue, Ovid depends on the kindness of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Malouf, David, 1934-
Imaginary life.
New York : G. Braziller, 1978
(OCoLC)557844616
Named Person: Ovid; Ovid
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Malouf
ISBN: 080760884X 9780807608845
OCLC Number: 3543556
Description: 154 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: by David Malouf.

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"In the first century A.D., Publius Ovidius Naso, the most urbane and irreverent poet of imperial Rome, was banished to a remote village on the edge of the Black Sea. From these sparse facts, one of our most distinguished novelists has fashioned an audacious and supremely moving work of fiction."--BOOK JACKET. "Marooned on the edge of the known world, exiled from his native tongue, Ovid depends on the kindness of barbarians who impale their dead and converse with the spirit world. But then he becomes the guardian of a still more savage creature, a feral child who has grown up among deer. What ensues is a luminous encounter between civilization and nature, as enacted by a poet who once cataloged the treacheries of love and a boy who slowly learns how to give it."--BOOK JACKET.

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