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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Painting by Alexander Varnek. Some suggest he had advanced syphilis, some that he was just very odd. The only content we will consider removing is spam, slanderous attacks on other members, or trovtao offensive content eg.

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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. It has been called a “black Decameron”. About I am reading all of the books published by Biblioteca Adelphi, in order, from present.

I am reading all of the books published by Biblioteca Adelphi, in order, from present. Potocki was a Polish Count, adventurer, writer, army officer, educated in Switzerland, and the author of this one notable book. He was the first to balloon over Warsaw, with Blanchard, and insisted those two join them. It consists of a collection of supernatural tales linked together by a complex series of frame stories, as in a nightmarish hall of mirrors. As a general rule we do not censor any content on the site.


Stories of his life, and death, are a bit fantastical, which is suiting to this book he wrote. This is a really apt description, considering that practically all Gothic tropes are represented in the convoluted text: Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read Manoscritto trovato a Saragozza.

Potocki Manuscript Found in the Saragossa Bilbioteca adelphi literature the adelphi project.

Refresh and try again. 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.

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We will not remove any content for bad language alone, or being critical of a particular book. Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. Only flag comments that clearly need our attention. 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 mundane environs.


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He had a Turkish valet with whom he was rather close, and saragozaa dog named Lulu. Discover new books on Goodreads. Minimal Theme designed by Artur Kim.

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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.

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