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To Write on Tamara?
To Write on Tamara
Author: Marcel Benabou
ISBN-13: 9780803262157
ISBN-10: 0803262159
Publication Date: 4/1/2004
Pages: 179
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Publisher: Bison Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Fluid and beautiful....a story of love.

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As stubborn, as surprising, as artful as life in its refusal to conform to a particular literary genre, Marcel Bénabous book is at once a memoir and a novel, a confession and a reflection on the prerogatives and imperatives of writing ones story. At its center, forever alluring and elusive, is the beautiful and ethereal Tamara, the exact incarnation of our narrators most enduring fantasya femme fatale for the lover of form. Who precisely our narrator is, is less certain: The young Manuel, who leaves his home in Morocco to study in Paris, only to encounter the enticing Tamara? Or the mature Manuel, looking back not only at Tamara but also at the younger mans reading of his experience through the pages of the literature of sentimental apprenticeship, from Stendhals The Red and the Black through Flauberts Sentimental Education?
A heady, genre-defying high-wire act by a writer who delights in such undertakings and whose efforts consistently delight readers worldwide, To Write on Tamara? captures with graceful authority and assurance the now thrilling, now vexing complexities of living and writing lifes stories, especially stories of love.