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The author of the book: Michèle Desbordes
Language: English
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 838 KB
Edition: Faber Faber
Date of issue: February 5th 2004
ISBN: 0571210112
ISBN 13: 9780571210114
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The Maid's Request tells the beautiful story of an enigmatic relationship between a 16th-century Italian painter and his servant.

At the behest of the French king the artist has journeyed from Italy to lead his school of students in the design and construction of a ch�teau in the Loire Valley. Despite the fact that master and servant seldom talk, each is acutely aware of the other's presence and routine. He gives her gifts of clothing and jewellery; she is sensitive to his every need. He imagines them dying together, envisaging her as lover, angel, Madonna. Finally she puts it to him, falteringly, one sleepless winter's night in the kitchen - she would like to continue to serve him after death by offering him her body to study. Then, on receiving news of her idiot son's death, she sets out to bury him, promising to return shortly. But the winter passes and she still hasn't returned. The artist develops a fever and, unable to draw, he waits . . .

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Ebook The Maid's Request read Online! Michèle Desbordes (1940 - 2006) werd geboren in de Sologne; zij studeerde letteren aan de Sorbonne, woonde een aantal jaren in Guadeloupe en stond sinds 1994 aan het hoofd van de Universiteitsbibliotheek van Orléans. Zij publiceerde gedichten en romans

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