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後現代文學作家朱利安‧巴恩斯經典代表作,榮獲2011年英國曼布克獎提名
10 1/2篇章的虛構歷史,重新詮釋諾亞方舟故事,講述人類在孤獨的歷史汪洋中尋求救贖的命運

故事從諾亞方舟上的偷渡客們開始,10 1/2個章節,內容發生的時間、地點和事件的主角皆不同,每個故事看似是獨立的篇章,每個篇章卻又充滿驚奇及顛覆想像,完整連貫且互相交錯。即使諾亞離開了他的方舟,沿路發生的各種奇異的冒險航程仍緊緊伴隨著他的人生。航行期間,諾亞方舟上的旅客穿越好幾個世紀及國家,旅途中遇上了鐵達尼號的倖存者、深入亞馬遜叢林、1816年法國美杜莎號遇難事件,以及法國中世紀的宗教戰爭。故事中的主體諾亞方舟在人類歷史的不同時期一再出現,與人類的命運緊緊聯繫,死亡、災難、救贖、愛情、精神追尋等人類生存的意義,交織成一幅宏偉的世界歷史圖。

Winner of the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2011

Beginning with an unlikely stowaway's account of life on board Noah's Ark, A History of the World in 10½ Chapters presents a surprising and subversive fictional-history of earth told from several kaleidoscopic perspectives. Noah disembarks from his ark but he and his Voyage are not forgotten: they are revisited in on other centuries and other climes - by a Victorian spinster mourning her father, by an American astronaut on an obsessive personal mission. We journey to the Titanic, to the Amazon, to the raft of the Medusa, and to an ecclesiastical court in medieval France where a bizarre case is about to begin...

This is no ordinary history, but something stranger; a challenge and a delight for the reader's imagination. Ambitious yet accessible, witty and playfully serious, this is the work of a brilliant novelist.







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誠品26碼 /2681368403009
ISBN 13 /9781784871376
ISBN 10 /1784871370
EAN /9781784871376

頁數309
裝訂平裝
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語言英文
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