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Product Details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Pushkin Press (Jan. 2 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1901285812
  • ISBN-13: 978-1901285819
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.3 x 20.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 181 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,728,822 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"[Alain] erects the scaffolding of a thorough examination of collector's envy." - Nora Mahony, Times Literary Supplement

"Envy is a novel - or novella (125 airy pages, admirably translated from the Italian by Alastair McEwen and handsomely produced by the Pushkin Press) - about the possibility of a novel that remains unwritten, which is about as postmodern as it gets. It's all a tease – of the painter and his lawyers, of the reader, and of the author himself... elegant, witty and provocative." - Lewis Jones, New Statesman

About the Author

Alain Elkann was born in New York in 1950. He is a regular contributor to newspapers and magazines such as La Stampa, Lo Specchio, Nuovi argomenti, and Panta. A prize-winning novelist, essayist, and journalist, he has published over twenty books with Bompiani.

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Thank You Oct. 12 2010
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I very much wanted to read this book on a trip that I was taking ending the summer. I requested that the seller ship it out as fast as possible as I knew if I didn't have it for the trip the likely hood of my reading the book was slim. They did send it with a rush request and for this I am appreciative. I did not get it before the trip sadly, but the effort made has made me a repeat customer. I did get to read this later on and it was good. Thank you all very much.