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The Resource A king alone, Jean Giono ; translated from the French by Alyson Waters ; introduction by Susan Stewart

A king alone, Jean Giono ; translated from the French by Alyson Waters ; introduction by Susan Stewart

Label
A king alone
Title
A king alone
Statement of responsibility
Jean Giono ; translated from the French by Alyson Waters ; introduction by Susan Stewart
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Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"A King Alone is set in a remote Alpine village that is cut off from the world by rugged mountains and by long months when the ground is covered with snow and the heavens with cloud. One such winter, villagers begin mysteriously to disappear. Soon the village is paralyzed by terror, which gives way to relief and eager anticipation when the outsider Langlois arrives to investigate. What he discovers, however, will leave no one reassured, and his reappearance in the village a few years later, now assigned the task of guarding it from wolves, awakens those troubling memories. A man of few words, a regal manner, and military efficiency, Langlois baffles and fascinates the villagers, whose different responses to him shape Jean Giono's increasingly charged narrative. This novel about a tiny community at the dangerous edge of things and a man of law who is a man alone could be described as a metaphysical Western. It unfolds with the uncanny inevitability and disturbing intensity of a dream." - Back cover
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10784259
Cataloging source
LNC
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1895-1970
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Giono, Jean
Dewey number
843/.912
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Waters, Alyson
  • Stewart, Susan
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True
Series statement
New York Review Books Classics
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  • Missing persons
  • Communities
  • Social isolation
  • Psychological fiction
Label
A king alone, Jean Giono ; translated from the French by Alyson Waters ; introduction by Susan Stewart
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
on1104817052
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xiii, 155 pages
Isbn
9781681373096
Lccn
2018030552
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1104817052
Label
A king alone, Jean Giono ; translated from the French by Alyson Waters ; introduction by Susan Stewart
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1104817052
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xiii, 155 pages
Isbn
9781681373096
Lccn
2018030552
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1104817052

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