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The Resource TELL THEM OF BATTLES, KINGS AND ELEPHANTS, Mathias Enard ; translated by Charlotte Mandell

TELL THEM OF BATTLES, KINGS AND ELEPHANTS, Mathias Enard ; translated by Charlotte Mandell

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TELL THEM OF BATTLES, KINGS AND ELEPHANTS
Title
TELL THEM OF BATTLES, KINGS AND ELEPHANTS
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Mathias Enard ; translated by Charlotte Mandell
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  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"In 1506, Michelangelo -- young but already renowned sculptor -- is invited by the Sultan of Constantinople to design a bridge over the Golden Horn. The sultan has offered, alongside an enormous payment, the promise of immortality, since Leonardo da Vinci's design had been rejected: "You will surpass him in glory if you accept, for you will succeed where he has failed, and you will give the world a monument without equal." Michelangelo, after some hesitation, flees Rome and an irritated Pope Julius II --whose commission he leaves unfinished -- and arrives in Constantinople for this truly epic project. Once there, he explores the beauty and wonder of the Ottoman Empire, sketching and describing his impressions along the way, and becomes immersed in cloak-and-dagger palace intrigues as he struggles to create what could be his greatest architectural masterwork. Tell Them of Battles, Kings, and Elephants -- constructed from real historical fragments -- is a story about why stories are told, why bridges are built, and how seemingly unmatched pieces, seen from the opposite sides of civilization, can mirror one another" --
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1972-
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Énard, Mathias
Dewey number
843/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ2705.N273
LC item number
P3713 2018
Literary form
fiction
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Mandell, Charlotte
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  • Michelangelo Buonarroti
  • Bridges
  • Golden Horn (Turkey)
  • Istanbul (Turkey)
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TELL THEM OF BATTLES, KINGS AND ELEPHANTS, Mathias Enard ; translated by Charlotte Mandell
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  • "A New Directions paperbook original."
  • "Originally published in French as Parle-leur de batailles, de rois et d'éléphants by Actes Sud in 2010" -- Verso title page
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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pages cm
Isbn
9780811227049
Lccn
2018021250
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unmediated
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rdamedia
Media type code
n
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(DLC)BK0022250017
Label
TELL THEM OF BATTLES, KINGS AND ELEPHANTS, Mathias Enard ; translated by Charlotte Mandell
Publication
Note
  • "A New Directions paperbook original."
  • "Originally published in French as Parle-leur de batailles, de rois et d'éléphants by Actes Sud in 2010" -- Verso title page
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780811227049
Lccn
2018021250
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(DLC)BK0022250017

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