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Jean-Claude Izzo

Garlic, Mint, & Sweet Basil

Cover: Garlic, Mint, & Sweet Basil - Jean-Claude Izzo

Jean-Claude Izzo

Garlic, Mint, & Sweet Basil

2013, pp. 120, Paperback
ISBN: 9781609451158
Translated by: Howard Curtis
Region: France
Book collection: World Noir
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£ 11.99

The book

Available for the first time in English in Howard Curtis’s brilliant translation, this collection of personal essays shows Izzo at his most contemplative and insightful. He writes beautifully about the city he loved, the sea to which he belonged, and the literary movement that made him famous.

The author

Jean-Claude Izzo
Jean-Claude Izzo (Marseilles 1945 – 2000) achieved astounding success with publication of the Marseilles Trilogy: Total Chaos, Chourmo and Solea. His two novels, The Lost Sailors and A Sun for the Dying, and the posthumous collection of essays and shorter pieces Garlic, Mint, & Sweet Basil also enjoy great success with critics and the public.

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