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Author Énard, Mathias, 1972- author.

Title Tell them of battles, kings & elephants / Mathias Enard ; translated by Charlotte Mandell.

Publication Info. New York : New Directions Publishing, 2018.
1 hold on first copy returned of 2 copies
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 95th Street Adult Fiction  F ENARD    AVAILABLE
 Nichols Adult Fiction  F ENARD    AVAILABLE
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Description 144 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 143-144).
Note "A New Directions paperbook original."
"Originally published in French as Parle-leur de batailles, de rois et d'éléphants by Actes Sud in 2010" -- Verso title page.
Summary "In 1506, Michelangelo -- young but already renowned sculptor -- is invited by the Sultan of Constantinople to design a bridge over the Golden Horn. The sultan has offered, alongside an enormous payment, the promise of immortality, since Leonardo da Vinci's design had been rejected: "You will surpass him in glory if you accept, for you will succeed where he has failed, and you will give the world a monument without equal." Michelangelo, after some hesitation, flees Rome and an irritated Pope Julius II -- whose commission he leaves unfinished -- and arrives in Constantinople for this truly epic project. Once there, he explores the beauty and wonder of the Ottoman Empire, sketching and describing his impressions along the way, and becomes immersed in cloak-and-dagger palace intrigues as he struggles to create what could be his greatest architectural masterwork. Tell Them of Battles, Kings, and Elephants -- constructed from real historical fragments -- is a story about why stories are told, why bridges are built, and how seemingly unmatched pieces, seen from the opposite sides of civilization, can mirror one another" -- Provided by publisher.
Subject Michelangelo Buonarroti, 1475-1564 -- Fiction.
Bridges -- Fiction.
Golden Horn (Turkey) -- Fiction.
Istanbul (Turkey) -- Fiction.
Genre Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.
Added Author Mandell, Charlotte, translator.
Added Title Parle-leur de batailles, de rois et d'éléphants. English.
Tell them of battles, kings and elephants
Translation Of: Énard, Mathias, 1972- Parle-leur de batailles, de rois et d'éléphants Arles : Actes sud ; [Montreal] : Leméac, c2010 153 pages : ilustrations ; 21 cm (DLC) 2010480585
ISBN 9780811227049 (alk. paper)
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