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Fiction. THE PALACE, Claude Simon's seventh novel, has its roots in events in Simon's life, in this case the Spanish Civil War, in which he was a participant and a supporter of the republican governernment. Simon sees most things in life as circular, events that recur, and revolutions are no exception. The Spanish war was a political catastrophe and it is the images of destruction, waste and inefficiency that give this novel its power. Simon describes the bureaucratic accumulation of paper which always manages to soak up ...

The Palace 1987, Riverrun Press (New York, NY)

ISBN-13: 9780714541051


Palace 1972, Littlehampton Book Services Ltd

ISBN-13: 9780423828702