Items related to Chaos and Night (New York Review Books Classics)

Chaos and Night (New York Review Books Classics)

3.73 avg rating
( 149 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781590173046: Chaos and Night (New York Review Books Classics)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Don Celestino is old and bitter and afraid. In exile from his native Spain for more than twenty years, he lives with his daughter in Paris, but in his mind he is still fighting the Spanish Civil War. Don Celestino's daughter has had enough. She decides to return to Spain, and reluctantly, helplessly, he tags along. Now he foresees a last heroic confrontation with his enemies; he wonders whether he will be worthy. Instead he encounters a new commercialized Spain that has no time for the past, much less for him. Or so it seems. One of the great characters of twentieth-century fiction, a lost soul who is, in spite of everything, the essence of whatever honor may be, Don Celestino is an unparalleled modern reincarnation of the spirit of Don Quixote and a triumph of Henry de Montherlant's caustic and compassionate art.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

"A magnificent novel of a type that only Montherlant could produce...The author's feat in embodying much of himself in such an exceptional creation wile maintaining his customary austerity of view an of style, his almost frightening insolence and is extraordinary gift for characterization evoke...admiration." -New York Times Book Review

"Indisputably a magnificent writer." -Saturday Review

"Written with intense control and beautifully translated, Chaos and Night is one of those rare explorations of the place where political commitment, religious faith, illusion and necessity intersect, where morality and mortality come to terms." -The New York Times

"Wry and likeable" -Time

"Admired by such as Malraux, Camus, Graham Greene and Peter Quennell...[and] one of the few French dramatists worthy of ranking with Corneille and Racine...This is a magnificent novel of a type that only he could produce...Henry de Montherlant will live as one of the outstanding writers of the century." -The New York Times

"Well rendered in English by Terence Kilmartin." ---The New York Review of Books

About the Author:

Henry de Montherlant (1896-1972) was one of the leading French writers of the twentieth century, and an Officer of the French Legion of Honor. His works include The Young Girls and The Bachelors, which was awarded the Grand Prix de Littérature de l'Académie Française and the English Northcliffe Prize. Gary Indiana is an American writer, journalist, and actor. He is the author of numerous books, including Do Everything in the Dark, Let It Bleed, and The Schwarzenegger Syndrome. He served as the art critic for The Village Voice from 1985 to 1988, and lives in New York City and Los Angeles, California. Terence Kilmartin (1922-1991) was the literary editor of The Observer from 1952 until 1987.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Shipping: £ 2.80
Within United Kingdom

Destination, rates & speeds

Add to Basket

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9783462002669: Chaos and Night

Featured Edition

ISBN 10: 346200266X ISBN 13: 9783462002669
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 1964
Hardcover

9780140107081: Chaos And Night (Twentieth Century Classics S.)

Pengui..., 1989
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

Seller Image

De Montherlant, Henry; Indiana, Gary (INT); Kilmartin, Terence (TRN)
Published by NYRB Classics (2009)
ISBN 10: 159017304X ISBN 13: 9781590173046
New Softcover Quantity: 5
Seller:
GreatBookPricesUK
(Castle Donington, DERBY, United Kingdom)

Book Description Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 6014441-n

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
£ 7.53
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 2.80
Within United Kingdom
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Henry De Montherlant
Published by The New York Review of Books, Inc, United States (2009)
ISBN 10: 159017304X ISBN 13: 9781590173046
New Paperback Quantity: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description Paperback. Condition: New. Main. Language: English. Brand new Book. Don Celestino is old and bitter and afraid, an impossible man. An anarchist who has been in exile from his native Spain for more than twenty years, he lives with his daughter in Paris, but in his mind he is still fighting the Spanish Civil War. He fulminates against the daily papers; he brags about his past exploits. He has become bigoted, self-important, and obsessed; a bully to his fellow exiles and a tyrant to his daughter, Pascualita. Then a family member dies in Madrid and there is an inheritance to sort out. Pascualita wants to go to Spain, which is supposedly opening up in response to the 1960s, and Don Celestino feels he has no choice but to follow. He is full of dread and desire, foreseeing a heroic last confrontation with his enemies, but what he encounters instead is a new commercialized Spain that has no time for the past, much less for him. Or so it seems. Because the last act of Don Celestino's dizzying personal drama will prove that though "there is nothing serious . . ., there is tragedy." An astonishing modern take on Don Quixote, Chaos and Night untangles the ties between politics and paranoia, self-loathing and self-pity, rage and remorse. It is the darkly funny final flowering of the art of Henry de Montherlant, a solitary and scarifying modern master whose work, admired by Graham Greene and Albert Camus, is sure to appeal to contemporary readers of Thomas Bernhard and Roberto Bolaño. Seller Inventory # AA99781590173046

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
£ 10.34
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within United Kingdom
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Henry de Montherlant
Published by The New York Review of Books, Inc (2009)
ISBN 10: 159017304X ISBN 13: 9781590173046
New Paperback / softback Quantity: 5
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)

Book Description Paperback / softback. Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 4 working days. Seller Inventory # B9781590173046

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
£ 10.44
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within United Kingdom
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Henry De Montherlant
Published by The New York Review of Books, Inc (2009)
ISBN 10: 159017304X ISBN 13: 9781590173046
New PAP Quantity: 8
Seller:
PBShop.store UK
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)

Book Description PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # H8-9781590173046

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
£ 10.58
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within United Kingdom
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Henry De Montherlant
Published by The New York Review of Books, Inc, United States (2009)
ISBN 10: 159017304X ISBN 13: 9781590173046
New Paperback Quantity: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description Paperback. Condition: New. Main. Language: English. Brand new Book. Don Celestino is old and bitter and afraid, an impossible man. An anarchist who has been in exile from his native Spain for more than twenty years, he lives with his daughter in Paris, but in his mind he is still fighting the Spanish Civil War. He fulminates against the daily papers; he brags about his past exploits. He has become bigoted, self-important, and obsessed; a bully to his fellow exiles and a tyrant to his daughter, Pascualita. Then a family member dies in Madrid and there is an inheritance to sort out. Pascualita wants to go to Spain, which is supposedly opening up in response to the 1960s, and Don Celestino feels he has no choice but to follow. He is full of dread and desire, foreseeing a heroic last confrontation with his enemies, but what he encounters instead is a new commercialized Spain that has no time for the past, much less for him. Or so it seems. Because the last act of Don Celestino's dizzying personal drama will prove that though "there is nothing serious . . ., there is tragedy." An astonishing modern take on Don Quixote, Chaos and Night untangles the ties between politics and paranoia, self-loathing and self-pity, rage and remorse. It is the darkly funny final flowering of the art of Henry de Montherlant, a solitary and scarifying modern master whose work, admired by Graham Greene and Albert Camus, is sure to appeal to contemporary readers of Thomas Bernhard and Roberto Bolaño. Seller Inventory # BZE9781590173046

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
£ 13.07
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 1
Within United Kingdom
Destination, rates & speeds
Seller Image

de Montherlant, Henry
Published by NYRB Classics (2009)
ISBN 10: 159017304X ISBN 13: 9781590173046
New Soft Cover Quantity: 20
Seller:
booksXpress
(Freehold, NJ, U.S.A.)

Book Description Soft Cover. Condition: new. Seller Inventory # 9781590173046

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
£ 11.08
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 4.89
From U.S.A. to United Kingdom
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

De Montherlant Henry Kilmartin Terence
Published by The New York Review Books Incorporated (2009)
ISBN 10: 159017304X ISBN 13: 9781590173046
New Softcover Quantity: 1
Seller:
Majestic Books
(Hounslow, United Kingdom)

Book Description Condition: New. pp. 256. Seller Inventory # 6651542

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
£ 14.74
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 3.35
Within United Kingdom
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Montherlant, Henry de
Published by The New York Review of Books, Inc (2009)
ISBN 10: 159017304X ISBN 13: 9781590173046
New Softcover Quantity: 8
Seller:

Book Description Condition: New. 2009. Main. Paperback. Translator(s): Kilmartin, Terence. Num Pages: 256 pages. BIC Classification: FC. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 204 x 127 x 13. Weight in Grams: 260. . . . . . Seller Inventory # V9781590173046

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
£ 17.28
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 2.58
From Ireland to United Kingdom
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Henry De Montherlant Terence Kilmartin
Published by The New York Review Books Incorporated (2009)
ISBN 10: 159017304X ISBN 13: 9781590173046
New Softcover Quantity: 3
Seller:
Books Puddle
(New York, NY, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. pp. 256. Seller Inventory # 261229129

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
£ 13.62
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 7.33
From U.S.A. to United Kingdom
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Montherlant, Henry de
Published by The New York Review of Books, Inc (2009)
ISBN 10: 159017304X ISBN 13: 9781590173046
New Softcover Quantity: 8
Seller:
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. 2009. Main. Paperback. Translator(s): Kilmartin, Terence. Num Pages: 256 pages. BIC Classification: FC. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 204 x 127 x 13. Weight in Grams: 260. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Seller Inventory # V9781590173046

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
£ 19.88
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 1.22
From U.S.A. to United Kingdom
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book