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1 Makine, Andrei LE TESTAMENT FRANCAIS
Mercure de France 1995 2715219369 / 9782715219366 Paperback Good 
Ce roman a l originalité de nous offrir de la France une vision mythique et lointaine, à travers les nombreux récits que Charlotte Lemonnier, « égarée dans l immensité neigeuse de la Russie », raconte à son petit-fils et conf ident. Ce roman a reçu le prix Goncourt 1995 et ex-aequo le prix Médicis 1995. 
Price: 600.00 JPY
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2 Makine, Andreï THE CRIME OF OLGA ARBYELINA
Arcade Publishing 1999 1559704942 / 9781559704946 First Hardcover Very Good/Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Olga Arbyelina is a princess who fled Russia during the revolution; now she lives in a town near Paris tending to her hemophiliac son, keeping ghosts at bay--an existence hollowed out by history. The town gossips obsess over her, making her into the prime character in their "game of a thousand voices." They "had a fleeting dream of figuring in apoignant melodrama called The Exiled Princess." When she is found lying next to a dead man on the local riverbank, her fame only increases. The Crime of Olga Arbyelina begins with this grim discovery and moves backward, trying to find the erotic transgressions and terrible secrets that separate this exile from the tired and ordinary world.Andrei Makine resembles his heroine in that he is a kind of runaway; born in 1958, he fled the Soviet Union for France. There he wrote about his homeland in his adopted tongue. The well-received novels Once Upon the River Love and Dreams of My Russian Summers first appeared in French and have since been translated widely.Perhaps it is all these layers of language and memory that make his prose so thick and difficult; clearly there is a great clumsiness in this particular translation, which is rife with sentences like "She was breathing jerkily," and "A thought struck her with the painfulness and beauty of its truth." Ultimately, such writing sabotages The Crime of Olga Arbyelina, fogging up the book's exotic landscape. Translations can work two ways: they can transport you into a world of strange new music. 
Price: 700.00 JPY
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