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The origin of the world

Author: Pierre Michon; Wyatt Alexander Mason
Publisher: [New Haven, Connecticut] : Yale University Press, 2013.
Series: JSTOR EBA.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This spare, unforgettable novel is Pierre Michon’s luminous exploration of the mysteries of desire. A young teacher takes his first job in a sleepy French town. Lost in a succession of rainy days and sleepless nights, he falls under the spell of a town resident, a woman of seductive beauty and singular charm. Yvonne. Yvonne. “Everything about her screamed desire…setting something in motion while settling a fingertip  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Pierre Michon; Wyatt Alexander Mason
ISBN: 9780300199062 0300199066 129997564X 9781299975644
OCLC Number: 859835074
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Frontmatter --
Contents --
Introduction / Mason, Wyatt --
The Origin of the World --
Afterword: Notes from Underground / Shattuck, Roger
Series Title: JSTOR EBA.
Other Titles: Grande Beune.
Responsibility: Pierre Michon ; translated by Wyatt Mason.
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This spare, unforgettable novel is Pierre Michon’s luminous exploration of the mysteries of desire. A young teacher takes his first job in a sleepy French town. Lost in a succession of rainy days and sleepless nights, he falls under the spell of a town resident, a woman of seductive beauty and singular charm. Yvonne. Yvonne. “Everything about her screamed desire…setting something in motion while settling a fingertip to the counter, turning her head slightly, gold earrings brushing her cheek while she watched you or watched nothing at all; this desire was open, like a wound; and she knew it, wore it with valor, with passion.” Michon probes the destructive powers of passion and the consuming need for love in this heartbreaking novel.

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