"Men go out into the desert, and they are like ships at sea; no one knows when they will return": FIrst French Edition of J.M.G. Le Clezio's Desert; Signed by Him

  • Desert.



Item Number: 5402

Paris: Gallimard, 1980.

First French edition. Octavo, original wrappers. Signed by J.M.G. Le Clezio on the title page. In very good condition with some shelfwear and toning to the extremities.

In its citation, The Nobel Committee singled out Desert stating, "This work contains magnificent images of a lost culture in the North African desert, contrasted with a depiction of Europe seen through the eyes of unwanted immigrants. The main character is a utopian antithesis to the ugliness and brutality of European society."

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