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The Man in Flames

The Man in Flames

(1999)
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Historical Fiction. Translated from the French by Liz Nash. Fifteen years in the writing, this archetypal novel has been a major critical success in Europe and bears comparison with David Madsen's MEMOIRS OF A GNOSTIC DWARF. The story takes place in Rome in the year 1600, where the poet-philospher Giordano Bruno -- condemned by the Inquisition for his 'heretical' beliefs -- will burn at the stake in seven days time. Defiant to the last, he refuses to recant and spends his remaining days writing the story of his own turbulent life. Pugnacious and earthy, Bruno has incurred the enmity of corrupt, bigoted churchmen and academics -- yet his charisma and talent have won him many friends and admirers in high places, including Henri III of France, Montaigne, Arcimboldo the painter, and a brilliant, seductive young actor called Snitterfield, soon to become famous and change his name to Shakespeare.

 
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Paperback Editions

July 1999 : UK Paperback
Title: The Man in Flames (Dedalus Europe 1999)
Author(s): Serge Filippini
ISBN: 1-873982-24-0 / 978-1-873982-24-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Dedalus Ltd
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