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Schopenhauer's Telescope

(2003)
A novel by

 
In an unnamed European village, in the middle of a civil war, one man digs while another watches over him. Gradually, they begin to talk. Over the course of the afternoon, as the snow falls and truck-loads of villagers are corralled in the next field, we discover why they are there - not just who they are and how specific, sinister events in their country have led them to be separated by a deepening grave, but why the history of civilization is inseparable from the history of mass violence. Beautifully written, with a poet's eye for detail coupled with a chilling narrative drive, Gerard Donovan's first novel has been compared with Franz Kafka and Bernhard Schlink. SCHOPENHAUER'S TELESCOPE is current in the best sense - not merely about Bosnia or Kosovo, but in attempting to make art out of brutal life.

 
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Hardback Editions

May 2003 : USA Hardback
Title: Schopenhauer's Telescope
Author(s): Gerard Donovan
ISBN: 1-58243-223-6 / 978-1-58243-223-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Counterpoint Press
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April 2003 : USA Hardback
Title: Schopenhauer's Telescope
Author(s): Gerard Donovan
ISBN: 0-7432-3920-2 / 978-0-7432-3920-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
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Paperback Editions

May 2004 : USA Paperback
Title: Schopenhauer's Telescope: A Novel
Author(s): Gerald Donovan
ISBN: 1-58243-310-0 / 978-1-58243-310-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Counterpoint
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April 2004 : USA Paperback
Title: Schopenhauer's Telescope
Author(s): Gerard Donovan
ISBN: 0-7432-3921-0 / 978-0-7432-3921-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

February 2014 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Schopenhauer's Telescope
Author(s): Gerard Donovan
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Availability: Amazon UK   



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