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  1. says:

    Michelangelo never traveled to Constantinople but author and scholar Mathias Énard imagines that he did in the richly detailed novella Tell Them of Battles Kings and Elephants Énard draws on the historically verified premise that Michelangelo was invited in 1506 to Constantinople by the Sultan Bayezid II who wished to commission the design for a bridge over the Golden Horn having already rejected a design proposed by Leonardo da Vinci

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    This book is published by Fitzcarraldo Editions This book is published by one of the leading UK small presses Fitzcarraldo Editions an independent publisher their words specialising in contemporary fiction and long form essays it focuses on ambitious imaginative and innovative writing both in translation and in the English language Their novels are my words distinctively and beautifully styled with plain dee

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    35 This historical novel presents East and West as eual euivalent and with at least as many similarities as differences for as anyone who's encountered the Ottomans on an Early Modern Europe curriculum will know that's pretty much how it was in the 16th century before the Industrial Revolution European colonialism and petropolitics It's a v

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    This probably deserves than the 3 star rating I have given it I came to view this as a uaint picturesue type endeavour artistic feeling than plot Open any page and you will be well rewarded with some elegant and delicate prose some lovely impression of 16th century Constantinople and the workings of Michelangelo but and here I lower my voice to a whisper it was just a teensy weensy bit dull It was certainly a nice palate cleanser between

  5. says:

    I have been hearing great things about Énard for some time but had never read him and I chose to start with this one mostly because it is a short one I found it an enjoyable and interesting book which blends historical fact and fictionThe plot has some elements of truth but most of it is fictional in 1506 Mich

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    If I hadn’t read some articles in the past such as ‘Bridging the gap the east west divide in art’ I’d hav

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    This short novella there is a LOT of white space in these 144 pages can and probably SHOULD be read in a single sitting the fact that due to other obligations I had to spread it over 3 days undoubtedly weakened its effect but it remains an intriguing and powerful 'what if' derived from scattered historical artifacts

  8. says:

    Beautifully written possible history of Michelangelo visiting the city of Constantinople in 1503 to design a bridge for the Sultan This story is pulled together from scant documents found in Ottoman archives regarding sketches Michela

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    Beauty comes from abandoning the refuge of the old forms for the uncertainty of the presentThis is an exercise a

  10. says:

    This is a uniue fictionalization of Michelangelo’s trip to Istanbul to design a bridge for the city Apparently construction was begun on the bridge but it was significantly damaged by an earthuake and never finis

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Parle leur de batailles de rois et d'éléphants

En débaruant à Constantinople le 13 mai 1506 Michel Ange sait u'il brave la puissance et la colère de Jules II pape guerrier et mauvais payeur dont il a laissé en chantier l'édification du tombeau à Rome Mais comment ne pas répondre à l'invitation du sultan Bajazet ui lui propose après avoir refusé les plans de Léonard de Vi Michelangelo never traveled to Constantinople but author and scholar Mathias nard imagines that he did in the richly detailed novella Tell Them of Battles Kings and Elephants nard draws on the historically verified premise that Michelangelo was invited in 1506 to Constantinople by the Sultan Bayezid II who wished to commission the design for a bridge over the Golden Horn having already rejected a design proposed by Leonardo da Vinci Wishing to surpass his elder and seduced by promises of eternal glory nard s Michelangelo makes the excursion fleeing from Pope Julius II and an unfinished commission in RomeWhat this slim book lacks in word count it makes up for in atmosphere lush and evocative nard s writing propels the reader into the past with a tonal confidence and authority that blurs the line between fact and fiction and even after reading nard s note at the end you would be forgiven for still not knowing which is which Even the physicality of the pages makes you feel like you re reading a historical document with sparse short chapters occasional sketches and an abundance of blank space nard easily earns his reader s trust and convincingly brings the past to life While I imagine that nard is a tremendously gifted writer in French Charlotte Mandell s translation is stunning and sensual The novella opens with the following paragraph Night does not communicate with the day It burns up in it Night is carried to the stake at dawn And its people along with it the drinkers the poets the lovers We are a people of the banished of the condemned I do not know you I know your Turkish friend he is one of ours Little by little he is vanishing from the world swallowed up by the shadows and their mirages we are brothers I don t know what pain or what pleasure propelled him to us to stardust maybe opium maybe wine maybe love maybe some obscure wound of the soul deep hidden in the folds of memory These words are narrated by an Andalusian singer that Michelangelo spends the night with whose perspective occasionally resurfaces throughout the book These chapters were consistently my favorites but the chapters which focused on Michelangelo s time in Constantinople and his fraught relationship with the gay poet Mesihi I found almost eually as thrilling Thrilling almost feels like an inappropriate word to use while trying to sell a relatively plotless book but it feels like an accurate way to describe the constant emotional and intellectual engagement I felt with this story In only 144 pages nard tells a propulsive tale of art ambition and a clashing of two cultures that don t actually meet in a significant artistic way in 1506 this book instead hinges on the glorious what if It s also a bracing portrayal of one of history s greatest artists genius though he is nard s Michelangelo fears the carnal as much as he reveres the aesthetic of it and this contradiction is navigated here with grace and tragedy Make no mistake this is very much my kind of book I m sure a lot of readers will find it serviceable or even dull but everything came together for me for the perfectly enchanting and emotionally satisfying read I can t recommend it highly enough but only if the premise intrigues you This is the kind of book that I wanted to reread immediately upon finishing it and I can confidently say I will be returning to it in the not too distant future

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Travail est aussi une fascinante réflexion sur l'acte de créer et sur le symbole d'un geste inachevé vers l'autre rive de la civilisationCar à travers la chroniue de ces uelues semaines oubliées de l'Histoire; Mathias Enard esuisse une géographie politiue dont les hésitations sont toujours aussi sensibles cin siècles plus tard Beauty comes from abandoning the refuge of the old forms for the uncertainty of the presentThis is an exercise a bagatelle a longing glance at the history of art perhaps a teleology of East and West The last point is dubious worse it is a distraction During the early 16C Michelangelo was invited to Constantinople to design a bridge Mathias Enard has given us febrile visions of what such might have involved Ottoman images stand in relief to Renaissance ordering interesting the artist s predilection for lists The images are indeed opulent but the actors are but wisps dialogue is fleeting except for the recited verse I found this intriguing but it ultimately only whets the appetite to read Compass again

Read í PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ì Mathias Énard

Nci de concevoir un pont sur la Corne d'Or Ainsi commence ce roman tout en frôlements historiues ui s'empare d'un fait exact pour déployer les mystères de ce voyageTroublant comme la rencontre de l'homme de la Renaissance avec les beautés du monde ottoman précis et ciselé comme une pièce d'orfèvrerie ce portrait de l'artiste au This probably deserves than the 3 star rating I have given it I came to view this as a uaint picturesue type endeavour artistic feeling than plot Open any page and you will be well rewarded with some elegant and delicate prose some lovely impression of 16th century Constantinople and the workings of Michelangelo but and here I lower my voice to a whisper it was just a teensy weensy bit dull It was certainly a nice palate cleanser between substantial novels

  • Paperback
  • 154
  • Parle leur de batailles de rois et d'éléphants
  • Mathias Énard
  • French
  • 09 January 2018
  • 9782742793624

About the Author: Mathias Énard

French fiction author He mainly writes novels with Arabic themes At university he studied Arabic and Persian In 2000 he moved to Barcelona Spain where he writes all his worksHis first novel was La Perfection du tir released in 2003 Two books were released before his first success Zone appeared in 2008 This book written as a single sentence that continues along than 500 pages