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Murder in Byzantium

Author: Julia Kristeva; Christopher Jon Delogu
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the Publisher: In this absorbing, suspenseful novel Julia Kristeva combines social satire, medieval history, philosophy, psychoanalytic theory, and autobiography within a gruesome murder mystery. Murder in Byzantium deftly moves from eleventh-century Europe, wracked by the turbulence of the First Crusade, to the sun-dappled, cultural wasteland of present-day Santa Varvara, threatened by religious cults, gangs,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Detective and mystery stories
Mystery fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Julia Kristeva; Christopher Jon Delogu
ISBN: 0231136366 9780231136365 9780231136372 0231136374
OCLC Number: 61123208
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Description: viii, 249 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Mystery at the whale lighthouse --
1: Evenement de Paris: sends Stephanie Delacour to Santa Varvara --
2: University crusader --
3: Stephanie in love --
4: Sebastian the crusader in the footsteps of NATO --
5: How to set the house on fire --
6: What do they want? the Macabre discovery of a drowning victim.
Other Titles: Meurtre à Byzance.
Responsibility: Julia Kristeva ; translated from the French by C. Jon Delogu.

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Tells a suspenseful tale of perversity and loss. This book features an engrossing and sophisticated thriller that closely observes the mores, obsessions, and excesses of two temporally distinct yet  Read more...

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This is a novel of which we have not seen the like since Umberto Eco's The Name of the Rose. -- Bernard-Henri Levy Le Point Julia Kristeva gives us a stimulating, joyous book. In a word, a great Read more...

 
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