Notes: • Manuscrit trouvé à Saragosse was translated by Anna Devoto as ” Manoscritto trovato a Saragozza” Data from ; catalog . Manoscritto trovato a Saragozza by Jan Potocki, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Manoscritto trovato a Saragozza: Jan Potocki: Books – Amazon. ca.

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Potocki was a Polish Count, adventurer, writer, army officer, educated in Switzerland, and the author of this one notable book. We will not saagozza any content for bad language alone, or being critical of a particular book. Lupine delusions, and all that. Discover new books on Goodreads. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

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This is a really apt description, considering that practically all Gothic tropes are represented in the convoluted text: It consists of a collection of supernatural tales linked together by a complex series of frame stories, as in a nightmarish hall of mirrors.

He had a Turkish valet with whom he was rather close, and a dog named Lulu. Some suggest he had advanced syphilis, some that he was just very odd.

Joseph ‘s review Jan 28, Stories of his life, and death, are a bit fantastical, which is suiting to this book he wrote. Want to Read saving….

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A bonus for Melitensia enthusiasts — one of the stories features a Knight of Malta who murders a rival in Strait Street, Valletta just up the road from where I earn my daily bread in decidedly more manoscrittto environs. Potocki write in French, and due to his upbringing, despite being a Polish count, is also rumoured to have not been particularly fluent in Polish.


There are comparisons to tastes of the the Marquis de Sade, rumours of incest, and the story of his death is that he committed suicide after having a silver bullet made from the family teapot lid, blessed by a priest. Only flag comments that clearly need our attention.

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Search for a book to add a reference. The book was printed in parts, written in more than one version, rumour has it that parts of the original were lost and were back-translated to French, from Polish. Potocki Manuscript Found in the Saragossa Bilbioteca adelphi literature the adelphi project.