"Speed of Dark "is structured around his astonishing reworking of the text of "Le Roman de Fauvel," a medieval text that railed against the corruption of the 12th-century French court and church. In Ian Duhig's hands, however, the tale of the power-mad horse-king Fauvel gains a terrifying and almost prophetic contemporary relevance, and is identified with more recent crusades, crazed ambitions, and insatiable greed. Elsewhere Duhig's many admirers will be delighted by his new ballads and elegies, his erudite high jinks, and ...

The Speed of Dark 2007, MacMillan UK

ISBN-13: 9780330446556

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