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The Resource Augustus, John Williams ; introduction by Daniel Mendelsohn

Augustus, John Williams ; introduction by Daniel Mendelsohn

Label
Augustus
Title
Augustus
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John Williams ; introduction by Daniel Mendelsohn
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Winner of the 1973 National Book Award. In Augustus, the third of his great novels, John Williams took on an entirely new challenge, a[n] historical novel set in classical Rome, exploring the life of the founder of the Roman Empire, whose greatness was matched by his brutality. To tell the story, Williams also turned to a genre, the epistolary novel, that was new to him, transforming and transcending it just as he did the western in Butcher's Crossing and the campus novel in Stoner. Augustus is the final triumph of a writer who has come to be recognized around the world as an American master. "[In Augustus,] John Williams re-creates the Roman Empire from the death of Julius Caesar to the last days of Augustus, the machinations of the court, the Senate, and the people, from the sickly boy to the sickly man who almost dies during expeditions[;] to what would seem to be the ruthless ruler. Read it in conjunction with Robert Graves's more flamboyant I, Claudius and Claudius the God, Hermann Broch's The Death of Virgil, and Marguerite Yourcenar's Memoirs of Hadrian." --Harold Augenbraum, Executive Director of the National Book Foundation"--
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1922-1994
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Williams, John
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
New York Review Books Classics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Augustus
  • Rome
  • Emperors
Label
Augustus, John Williams ; introduction by Daniel Mendelsohn
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Introduction copyrighted 2015
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xx, 305 pages
Isbn
9781590178218
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014013233
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • ocn870285243
  • (OCoLC)870285243
Label
Augustus, John Williams ; introduction by Daniel Mendelsohn
Publication
Copyright
Note
Introduction copyrighted 2015
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xx, 305 pages
Isbn
9781590178218
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014013233
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • ocn870285243
  • (OCoLC)870285243

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