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  • Author:
    Gustaf Sobin
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    0393048322
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    978-0393048322
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    W W Norton & Co Inc (January 2000)
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    155 pages
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The Fly-Truffler: A Novel has been added to your Cart. Gustaf Sobin is a poet and author of The Fly-Truffler. American-born, he has lived in Provence for nearly forty years.

The Fly-Truffler: A Novel has been added to your Cart. n erotic, telluric novel suffused on every page with the fragrances of truffles, almonds peaches, earth, and sex. - Eliot Weinberger. he experience it gives a reader is long and intense.

Truffles can be said to be an obsession if only for the prices that people will .

Truffles can be said to be an obsession if only for the prices that people will pay to have them. Caviar is an inexpensive snack by comparison, I don't know what other product of Mother Nature competes. This book by Gustaf Sobin reminded me of that first course: small, sensuous, exquisitely crafted, poetically expressive, unlike anything I had experienced before and celebratory of passages, of memory and moving on. "The Fly-Truffler" is Philippe Cabassac's elegy to his wife, Julieta, their intimate romance and her tragic death.

Philippe Cabassac has fly-truffled―the art of stalking the flies that lay their eggs directly over the truffles―every winter since childhood on his family estate in Provence

Philippe Cabassac has fly-truffled―the art of stalking the flies that lay their eggs directly over the truffles―every winter since childhood on his family estate in Provence. Since the death of his young wife, Julieta, the truffles have come to represent something far more than a delicacy for Cabassac's palate: they trigger an evocative sequence of dream visions in which he and his lost wife enter, on winter nights, a state of intimate and prolonged communion.

Gustaf Sobin is a poet and author of The Fly-Truffler. Philippe Cabassac has fly-truffled-the art of stalking the flies that lay their eggs directly over the truffles-every winter since childhood on his family estate in Provence

Gustaf Sobin is a poet and author of The Fly-Truffler. See all 4 brand new listings. Philippe Cabassac has fly-truffled-the art of stalking the flies that lay their eggs directly over the truffles-every winter since childhood on his family estate in Provence.

The Fly-Truffler book. The Fly-Truffler: A Novel. Der amerikanische Autor Gustaf Sobin nimmt diese kleine Novelle als Aufhänger, um die vom Aussterben bedrohte provencalische Kultur literarisch zu bewahren. 0393321797 (ISBN13: 9780393321791). Er erzählt die Geschichte des Philippe Cabassac, der sich in eine seiner Studentinnen verliebt. Als Julieta nach einer Fehlgeburt stirbt, verfällt auch Cabassac mehr und mehr.

The truffles he unearthed had already begun rotting from all the prolonged dampness

Find similar books Profile. The truffles he unearthed had already begun rotting from all the prolonged dampness. They were soft to the touch and rancid to the scent. He'd have to go on waiting. for the temperatures to drop and a fresh generation of truffles to ripen It wasn't until late December that Cabassac managed to uproot a perfectly healthy, pungent, hundred-and-fifty gram 'black diamond'.

Gustaf Sobin (November 15, 1935 – July 7, 2005) was an American-born .

Gustaf Sobin (November 15, 1935 – July 7, 2005) was an American-born poet and author. Originally from Boston, Sobin attended the Choate School, Brown University, and moved to Paris in 1962. After studies with Rene Char, Sobin developed a poetic style that relies heavily on assonance and consonance, as well as other methods of the sonic organization of speech. Among his works of fiction are the novels "The Fly Truffler" (about the art of truffle-hunting in Southern France), and "In Pursuit of a Vanishing Star", which is a chronicle of a brief period of Greta Garbo's early acting career. Selected bibliography.

The Fly–Truffler – A Novel.

Part travelogue, part cultural compendium, the poems move through a poetic space in which the influence of Robert Duncan and Gustaf Sobin are as apparent as the influences of Alice Notley, Joanne Kyger, and Susan Howe. Похожие книги: The Fly–Truffler – A Novel. The Fly–Truffler – A Novel от 1410. The Europe of Trusts.

Philippe Cabassac has fly-truffled every winter since childhood on his family estate in Provence. Stalking the flies that lay their eggs over the odoriferous truffles, he has become a master in this subtle art. With the death of his young wife, Julieta, however, his hunt takes on a new urgency: he discovers that the pungent tubers bring him a series of dreams where his lost wife is restored to him in intimate, prolonged communion. Memory and dream braid together into a magical narrative, and Cabassac's seductive epiphanies overwhelm his waking life as he desperately pursues their promise of redemption and revelation.

Realistic
This is is a lyrical narrative of the wasting away of two lives, set in the hills of Provence where truffles grow. Luminous prose from a poet, including his descriptions of the nurturing of silkworms or of the growth of black truffles and its complete dependence on the natural rhythms of seasons. It took me some time to read this short book because I wanted to relish its language and the metaphors it offered for life, loss, grief, and how we surrender to them.

Still, as sympathetic as I felt towards the main characters, I found myself watching them instead of inhabiting their persona (for those moments of immersion in the book, at least).
Dishadel
One of the most delightful books, it is a love poem.
Low_Skill_But_Happy_Deagle
A haunting story of love lost as it was blooming, and an obsession to continue the romance past the boundaries of time and space aided by a magic fungi. I believed in it utterly.
Alien
A haunting little book with exquisite writing
Zeus Wooden
I first discovered Gustaf Sobin through his leading-edge poetics. From there I ventured into his novel of Provence, "Dark Mirrors". "The Fly-Truffler" is the second of his novels I have read, and it, too, is at the leading edge. Sobin's voice is as recognizable in his prose as it is in his poetry. It is a voice that refuses to let the reader not reach to grasp (or gasp) at it's excellence, which, although deliberate and technical to a degree, is as natural as breath. The poetry of Sobin's prose manifests itself mostly in its rhythm, and barely manages to not overshadow his stories and storytelling which are great feats in their own right. This is a one-sitting read.
TheSuspect
In the tradition on Bruges-la-Morte, Vertigo and All the Mornings of the World, Sobin's novel is a love story in which only one of the lovers continues to be alive. The narrative starts off as a bit of somber realism then becomes less so as Cabassac's love for his dead wife takes over the narrative. By the novel's end we are treading a vague terrain where one man's truth is another's madness. The Fly-Truffler is a compelling, but by no means cheerful, read.
spacebreeze
Truffles can be said to be an obsession if only for the prices that people will pay to have them. Caviar is an inexpensive snack by comparison, I don't know what other product of Mother Nature competes. Part of the mystique that continues to surround this delicacy are the ways by which they are detected, and their elusiveness. In, "The Fly Truffler", the role of these buried treasures are an obsession, grantor of dreams, and ultimately destructive.
A professor loses the love of his life but he is not allowed the normal release that grief, mourning, and time allow. He finds that as he continues the elaborate ritual from detecting the tiniest insect clues, to the digging, and the ritual of bottling the truffle with eggs for days before eating, he dreams, without fail of his lost love. The metaphors that surround his activities are many, not the least of which is his digging of individual truffles from the ground that holds what he has lost, and their ability to offer a bit at a time an intensifying second chance relationship. His former mate appears to him and becomes increasingly aware of his presence and then tempts him with information she must share. The problem is that only the truffle can bridge this gap between his world and hers, and truffles are rare at the best of times and are present for only a portion of the year. A period that is maddeningly short as he is tormented by these nocturnal trysts.
An all consuming love can destroy a person's real world when all the participants are still amongst the living and can act as a painful reminder and tempting target for reconciliation or even retribution. In this tale there is no opportunity for either and the author takes apart this man's world with the same efficacy and devastation, even as he is alone. A love for one of nature's offerings becomes his obsession, as he attempts to unnaturally continue another love that nature has taken, what is gone, irrevocably.
On December 31, 1999 my wife and I had a deliciously indulgent millennial dinner at March. The first course was a "beggar's purse" filled with truffles and topped with an edible shaving of 24-carat gold. (OK, so it was over-the-top indulgent.) This book by Gustaf Sobin reminded me of that first course: small, sensuous, exquisitely crafted, poetically expressive, unlike anything I had experienced before and celebratory of passages, of memory and moving on. "The Fly-Truffler" is Philippe Cabassac's elegy to his wife, Julieta, their intimate romance and her tragic death. But, most of all, it is an elegy to the passing of local languages and customs, to the loss of the simple country life. The poetic heart of the book is Philippe's recognition that Julieta is the embodiment of Haut Provence followed by the erotically charged consummation of their love by a waterfall, a memory ultimately restored through truffles. When you are finished with this appetizer, I would recommend "The Rings of Saturn" by W.G. Sebald as a second course of what is slowly becoming a literary feast of moving millennial contemplations.