The Resource Dark diversions : a traveller's tale, John Ralston Saul

Dark diversions : a traveller's tale, John Ralston Saul

Label
Dark diversions : a traveller's tale
Title
Dark diversions
Title remainder
a traveller's tale
Statement of responsibility
John Ralston Saul
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 'Dark Diversions' acclaimed author John Ralston Saul stages a black comedy of international proportions that takes the reader from New York to Paris to Morocco to Haiti in the 1980's and 1990's. When he's not encountering dictators in Third World hot spots, Saul's narrator moves in privileged circles on both sides of the Atlantic, insinuating himself in to the lives of well-to-do aristocrats. Through his exploits we experience a fascinating world of secret lovers, exiled princesses, death by veganism and religious heresies. The emotional fireworks of these inhabitants of the First World are sharply juxtaposed with the political infighting of the dictators and the corruption, double-dealing and fawning that attend them. But as the narrator becomes further enmeshed in these worlds, his outsider status grows more ambiguous: Is he a documentarian of privileged foibles and fundamental inequity, or an embodiment of the very "dark diversions" he chronicles?
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NLC
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1947-
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Saul, John Ralston
Dewey number
C813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6069.A78
LC item number
S65 2012
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Developing countries
  • Nineteen eighties
  • Nineteen nineties
  • Black humor
Label
Dark diversions : a traveller's tale, John Ralston Saul
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Publication
Note
Previously published in French under title: De si bons Américains, a translation of Some good Americans
Extent
1 online resource (321 pages)
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)934793435
Label
Dark diversions : a traveller's tale, John Ralston Saul
Link
Publication
Note
Previously published in French under title: De si bons Américains, a translation of Some good Americans
Extent
1 online resource (321 pages)
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)934793435

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