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Last World, The: A Novel with an Ovidian Repertory (tr)
(ISBN: 0-8021-1167-X)

Author(s): Ransmayr, Christoph Pages: 246
Publisher: Grove Weidenfeld Date of Publication: 1990
Reading Level: Genre: semi-fantasy
Setting: Tomi & Trachila Period: t/o Tiberius (Code: 7b1)
Rome Setting: n Christian/Jewish/Pagan: p
Mystery: n First Person:
Detective/Narrator:
Subject: A Roman literature lover, Cotta searches for Ovid & his Metamorphoses manuscript in Tomi & an imaginary world
Unique Qualities: pub in Germ in 1988. tr by J Woods
Rating:
Review By: Richard Signore
Review In: PCA Newsletter Oct 90: 'engrossing tale...arresting style...challenging & entertaining'
Review By: David Finkel
Review In: Washington Post: 'muscular, deliquescent prose...allegory of the effects of a repressive state on the survival of artistic thought...[some] showing-off'

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