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Martereau - Sarraute, Nathalie, and Jolas, Maria (Translated by)
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Martereau is narrated by a tubercular young man driven by a compulsion to discover what lies behind faades, especially in relation to the adults around him. He's particularly interested in Martereau, his uncle's devoted friend and business associate. All in all, Martereau seems like a trustworthy, benign, self-sufficient man, but under the narrator's intense scrutiny--and Martereau's suspect behavior concerning a shady real-estate deal--his motives seem much more complex and seedy. In a subtle, skillful way, Nathalie ...

Martereau 2004, Dalkey Archive Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9781564783486

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Martereau 1972, Gallimard Education, Paris

ISBN-13: 9782070361366

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