Vagadu by Pierre Jean Jouve
The Adventure of Catherine Crachat: II (Adventure of Catherine Crachat/Pierre Jean Jouve, 2)

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Pierre Jean Jouve's novels Hecate and Vagadu trace the carnal and emotional liaisons of Catherine Crachat, a Parisian actress. Vagadu continues the saga of Catherine Crachat begun in Hecate. Having returned to Paris after a sojourn in Vienna that has been fraught with emotional entanglements and the taint of death, Catherine seeks new relationships that will give her life meaning, but she finds that no one is who he or she appears to be. In an emotional tumult, events - both real and imagined - spiral out of her control, and Catherine must reconcile herself to a past in which love and death, debasement and the search for divinity, merge and divide in haunting, kaleidoscopic ways.
 

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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 1, 1989 by French & European Pubns. 224 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Volume two of the above-named work portrays Catherine Crachat in middle age, undergoing psychoanalysis and ""recovering"" her childhood and early maturity--which Jouve suavely contrasts to the education of her sexually naive (and also voracious) younger friend Noâmi, a feminine Candide for the a...

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0-8101-6040-4): Volume two of the above-named work portrays Catherine Crachat in middle age, undergoing psychoanalysis and ``recovering'' her childhood and early maturity--which Jouve suavely contrasts to the education of her sexually naive (also voracious) younger friend NoÇmi, a feminine Candid...

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