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The Peculiar Life of a Lonely Postman

The Peculiar Life of a Lonely Postman (Paperback)

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Fiction & PoetryFiction in translationFiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: Hesperus Press Ltd Publication Date: 12/09/2014 ISBN-13: 9781843915362  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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A postman lives vicariously through the soap opera of the lives he reads about on the pages of letters he steams open; he is particularly transfixed by single sheets containing nothing more than haiku by a woman from Gaudeloupe he regularly delivers to a nearby house, poems which seem to render his own existence unbearably mundane. It's both joyous in its celebration of the transcendence of artistic expression, humbling in its folkloric admonitions about taking life's simpler rewards for granted. Credit must also go to the translator, with whom Thériault worked closely, for rendering the haiku so elegantly.

- Jonathan

Charing Cross Rd Bookshop - 09/12/2014

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