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Author Gaarder, Jostein, 1952-

Title Vita brevis : a letter to St. Augustine / Jostein Gaarder ; illustrated by Sarah Perkins ; translated by Anne Born
Published London : Phoenix, 1998


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 W'PONDS  838.6074 G1112 A6/V3B  AVAILABLE
Description 164 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Summary An old Latin manuscript comes to light in an Argentine flea market, appearing to be a letter to St Augustine from Floria Aemilia, the woman he renounced in favour of chastity. Highly educated, passionate and compassionate, she delivers a highly personal commentary on the "Confessions"
Analysis Augustine, Saint, Bishop of Hippo Fiction
Chastity, Vow of Fiction
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Originally published: 1997
Translated from the Norwegian
Subject Augustine, of Hippo, Saint, 354-430 -- Fiction.
Chastity, Vow of -- Fiction.
Women -- History -- 4th century -- Fiction
Genre/Form Fiction.
Author Born, Anne.
Perkins, Sarah.
ISBN 0753804611 (paperback)
Other Titles Vita brevis. English