This Breathing World

Author(s): Jose Luis De Juan


Presents two stories placed in front of one another, like mirrors - one is set in first century Rome and relates the tale of the rise and fall of Mazuf, a homosexual Syrian scribe who becomes a murderer and a renowned man of letters; and the second one, is a sort of confession by a American named Laurence.


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'A work of stunning virtuosity, intelligence and elegance'- Francis King'An elegant, disturbing and labyrinthine thriller'- Richard Zimler'A masterpiece'- Le Nouvel Observateur'Burns a hole into the reader with its fusion of history, poetic lyricism and sexual temerity'- Jeremy Reed'Deliciously sophisticated. It's a terrific and adult (in the best sense of the word) read' - Peter Burton

Jose Luis de Juan is a prize-winning author of four novels, a book of essays, and a collection of short stories. He has been publishing to great acclaim in France where he was distinguished as a writer in residence in Mont Noir, Marguerite Yourcenar's house. He lives in Majorca and reviews for El Pais.

General Fields

  • : 9781900850803
  • : Arcadia Books
  • : Arcadia Books
  • : May 2007
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Jose Luis De Juan
  • : Paperback
  • : 863.64
  • : 344