The Desert World by Pierre Jean Jouve

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Set in Switzerland during the early twentieth century, a novel traces the troubled relationship among three characters--the homosexual son of a pastor, a French poet, and a mysterious Russian woman--a relationship imbued with sex, love and death. UP.

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Lydia Davis is the author of four works of fiction and was named a Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government for her translations.
Published October 21, 1996 by Marlboro Press. 124 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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0-8101-6018-8): This 1927 novel by the accomplished poet and translator (18871976) who has been favorably compared with Gide--as well as with Mauriac and Bernanos--explores with admirable economy and emotional intensity the intertwined fates of an unlikely mÇnage Ö trois: a troubled male homosexu...

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