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La Tentacion De San Antonio / The Temptations of St. Anthony (Biblioteca Clasica Y Contemporanea) (Spanish Edition)

ISBN13: 9789500305457
ISBN: 9500305453
Binding: Hardcover
List Price: $15.14
Publisher: Losada/Argentina
Published Date:
Pages: 328
Average Goodreads rating: 3.82/5 (8 ratings)

A book that deeply influenced the young Freud & was the inspiration for many artists, The Temptation of Saint Anthony was Flaubert's lifelong work, 30 years in the making. Based on the story of the 3rd-century saint who lived on an isolated mountaintop in the Egyptian desert, it's a fantastical rendering of one night during which Anthony is besieged by carnal temptations & philosophical doubt.
This edition features the distinguished Lafcadio Hearn translation, which translator Richard Sieburth calls a splendid period piece from one of America's premier translators of 19th-century French prose. In Lafcadio Hearn's Latinate rendering, Flaubert's experimental drama of the modern consciousness reads as weirdly as its oneiric original.