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By Robert Dessaix

One Sunday afternoon in a secluded valley in Normandy, Robert Dessaix chanced upon the fortress the place the 20th-century French author Andre Gide spent his adolescence. Recalling the buzz he felt whilst he first learn Gide as undefined, Dessaix units off to recapture what it used to be that when drew him so strongly to this enigmatic figure.

On a magic carpet journey from Lisbon to the sting of the Sahara, from Paris to the south of France and Algiers, he's taking us to the locations the place the Nobel Prize successful writer, in methods nonetheless scandalous to fashionable sensibilities, lived out his unconventional rules approximately love, marriage, sexuality and religion.

Praise for Arabesques via Robert Dessaix

‘Magical and welcoming … those arabesques manage to pay for the reader inordinate pleasure.’ Livres-Hebdo (France)

‘Surrender to the ravishments first, wander away, skid with extremely joyful indecisiveness around the mosaic tile of every web page. enterprise out with the writer onto the roads and dizzying crossroads he negotiates as he plots a path among earlier and current, outdated haunts and new horizons, within the lands of Araby …’ The Age

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