By Phillippe Sollers,Armine Kotin Mortimer
Armine Kotin Mortimer's translation of Sollers's studying tracks the captivating Venetian in the course of the entire of his dazzling and disreputable lifestyles. Eschewing fantasy, Sollers dares to provide the apparent realities of a guy "simple, direct, brave, cultivated, seductive, humorous. A thinker in action." The fanatics are right here, and the ruses and adventures. yet Sollers additionally rescues Casanova the author, a proficient composer of phrases who reigns as a titan of eighteenth-century literature. As continuously, Sollers seeks to disgrace society for its failure to acknowledge its failings. by way of admiring these of Casanova's admirable characteristics found in himself, Sollers spurns bourgeois hypocrisy and cliché to verify a jocund philosophy of existence dedicated to the twinned ambitions of delight and joy.
A masterful translation that captures Sollers's idiosyncratic kind, Casanova the Irresistible escorts readers on a trip into the heads and hearts of 2 singular personalities.
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