A Troubadour's Testament

A Troubadour's Testament

James Cowan / Dec 06, 2019

A Troubadour s Testament In a small town in southwestern France among the relics and historical papers in the local museum a writer uncovers an unusual scroll dating back to the twelfth century The document is the work of a

  • Title: A Troubadour's Testament
  • Author: James Cowan
  • ISBN: 9781570623394
  • Page: 209
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In a small town in southwestern France, among the relics and historical papers in the local museum, a writer uncovers an unusual scroll dating back to the twelfth century The document is the work of a renowned troubadour named Marcebru, and it eulogizes the great love of his life, a beautiful young nun named Amedee de Jois Marcebru s poignant tribute inspires the writerIn a small town in southwestern France, among the relics and historical papers in the local museum, a writer uncovers an unusual scroll dating back to the twelfth century The document is the work of a renowned troubadour named Marcebru, and it eulogizes the great love of his life, a beautiful young nun named Amedee de Jois Marcebru s poignant tribute inspires the writer on a pilgrimage through the Provencal countryside retracing the troubadour s steps eight centuries earlier in an attempt to unravel the mystery surrounding Amedee s untimely death In the process, the writer discovers a land steeped in the distant past, a history rich with esoteric philosophies, religious conflict, and the belief in the transformative ideal of perfect love.

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      • James Cowan

        Librarian Note There is than one author in the GoodReads database with this name See this thread for information.James Cowan born 1942 is an Australian author James Cowan is author of a number of internationally acclaimed books, including A Troubadour s Testament and Letters from A Wild State In 1998 he was awarded the prestigious Australian Literature Society s Gold Medal for his novel, A Mapmaker s Dream His work has been translated into seventeen languages.


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    1. The epigraphs tell it all. Well, they tell almost all, but not quite. The second of the two states: "The reason for writing is to shelter something from death." Andrew GideShelter something from death -- the subject? the place? the history? the words? the language? the writer? perhaps the reader? I can interpret those words in each of those ways in this case and in many, many others. This is what good writing does. All of these either one or two or amny of these might well be true in one book.Th [...]



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