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Pilgermann, Paperback / softback Book

Pilgermann Paperback / softback

Part of the Penguin Modern Classics series

Paperback / softback

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'Superb ... Pilgermann is history, metaphysics, a tangle of mysteries, profound and simple' GuardianIt is 1097 and a traveller arrives in the great, walled city of Antioch with a vision of a beautiful and mysterious geometric design that will change the lives of all those who see it.

Pilgermann is a mesmerising recreation of the world of the Crusades, following its unlikely hero and those he meets on a journey of picaresque horror across a Europe of hatreds, visions and a desperate wish for salvation. 'A dark treatise on the mysterious nature of things ...

The world according to Pilgermann is a brutish place borrowing from Hieronymus Bosch, pilgrimage narrative, allegory and the historical novel' The New York Times Book Review'A strange and beautiful work' Evening Standard

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