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The Resource For Isabel : a mandala, Antonio Tabucchi ; translated by Elizabeth Harris

For Isabel : a mandala, Antonio Tabucchi ; translated by Elizabeth Harris

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For Isabel : a mandala
Title
For Isabel
Title remainder
a mandala
Statement of responsibility
Antonio Tabucchi ; translated by Elizabeth Harris
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Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
A metaphysical detective story about love and existence. When Tadeus sets out to find Isabel, his former love, he soon finds himself on a metaphysical journey across the world, one that calls into question the meaning of time and existence and the power of words. Isabel disappeared many years ago. Tadeus Slowacki, a Polish writer, her former friend and lover, has come back to Lisbon to learn of her whereabouts. Rumors abound: Isabel died in prison under Salazar's regime, or perhaps wasn't arrested at all. As Tadeus interviews one old acquaintance of hers after the next, a chameleon-like portrait of a young, ideological woman emerges, ultimately bringing Tadeus on a metaphysical journey across the continent. Constructed in the form of a mandala, For Isabel is the spiraling search for an enigma, an investigation into time and existence, the power of words, and the limits of the senses. In this posthumous work Tabucchi creates an ingenious narration, tracing circles around a lost woman and the ultimate inaccessible truth
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Summary
A metaphysical detective story about love and existence from the Italian master, Antonio Tabucchi. When Tadeus sets out to find Isabel, his former love, he soon finds himself on a metaphysical journey across the world, one that calls into question the meaning of time and existence and the power of words
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10578664
Cataloging source
PUL
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1943-2012
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Tabucchi, Antonio
Dewey number
853/.914
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Italian
Literary form
novels
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  • 1963-
  • 1943-2012
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  • Harris, Elizabeth
  • Tabucchi, Antonio
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True
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  • Lisbon (Portugal)
  • Portugal
Target audience
adult
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a mandala
Label
For Isabel : a mandala, Antonio Tabucchi ; translated by Elizabeth Harris
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn965922235
Dimensions
16 cm
Edition
First Archipelago books edition.
Extent
140 pages
Isbn
9780914671800
Lccn
2016051212
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)965922235
Label
For Isabel : a mandala, Antonio Tabucchi ; translated by Elizabeth Harris
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
ocn965922235
Dimensions
16 cm
Edition
First Archipelago books edition.
Extent
140 pages
Isbn
9780914671800
Lccn
2016051212
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)965922235

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