Telluria
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Lawton, Max, translator.
Published
New York : New York Review Books, [2022].
ISBN
9781681376332, 1681376334
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335 pages ; 21 cm
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Published
New York : New York Review Books, [2022].
Format
Book
Language
English
ISBN
9781681376332, 1681376334

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"Telluria is set in the future, when a devastating holy war between Europe and Islam has succeeded in returning the world to the torpor and disorganization of the Middle Ages. Europe, China, and Russia have all broken up. The people of the world now live in an array of little nations like puzzle pieces, each cultivating its own ideology or identity, a neo-feudal world of fads and feuds, in which no one power dominates. What does, however, travel everywhere is the appetite for the special substance tellurium. A spike of tellurium, driven into the brain by an expert hand, offers a transforming experience of bliss; incorrectly administered, it means death. The fifty chapters of Telluria map out this brave new world from fifty different angles, as Sorokin, always a virtuoso of the word, introduces us, among many other figures, to partisans and princes, peasants and party leaders, a new Knights Templar, a harem of phalluses, and a dog-headed poet and philosopher who feasts on carrion from the battlefield. The book is a immense and sumptuous tapestry of the word, carnivalesuqe and cruel, and Max Lawton, Sorokin's gifted translator, has captured it in an English that carries the charge of Cormac McCarthy and William Gibson"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Sorokin, V., & Lawton, M. (2022). Telluria . New York Review Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Sorokin, Vladimir, 1955- and Max, Lawton. 2022. Telluria. New York Review Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Sorokin, Vladimir, 1955- and Max, Lawton. Telluria New York Review Books, 2022.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Sorokin, Vladimir, and Max Lawton. Telluria New York Review Books, 2022.

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