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Miss Herbert Paperback – 1 October 2009

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  • Paperback: 592 pages
  • Publisher: VINTAGE ARROW - MASS MARKET; 1 edition (1 October 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780099513223
  • ISBN-13: 978-0099513223
  • ASIN: 0099513226
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 4.2 x 19.9 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 558 g
  • Customer Reviews: 5.0 out of 5 stars1 customer rating

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This year's most richly pleasurable reading experience, Sunday Telegraph

A scintillating figure-of-eight skate around, inter alia, Sterne, Flaubert, Proust, Joyce, Kafka, Gombrowicz and Nabokov, on the theme of style and translation, a one-off like a novel with everything cut except the digressions, and an interesting fact on every page -- Tom Stoppard, Guardian

His book shoves its delirious way around and through four centuries of great novelists, tumbles them down one trapdoor and hauls them out of another; it provokes as much as evokes and, in general, sets up a dance whose music he partly finds in them and partly invents for them...a prodigy and, as such, unstoppable...a treasure -- Richard Eder, New York Times

Something good on every page -- Michael Hofmann, Guardian

A deft and thought-provoking piece of work, Independent on Sunday

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A totally original new work about the international connections between novelists and their works by a witty and accomplished young writer.

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