A Journey to Nowhere
Among the Lands and History of Courland
By Jean-Paul Kauffmann
Jean-Paul Kauffmann is the author of The Dark Room at Longwood (1999), an exploration of Napoleon's exile on St Helena, Desolation Island (2001) and Wrestling with the Angel (2003). He was a journalist until 1985, when he was kidnapped in Beirut and only released three years later.
Euan Cameron's translations include works by Julien Green, Simone de Beauvoir and Paul Morand, biographies of Marcel Proust and Irène Némirovsky.
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06 Jun 2013
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'A seductively exciting historical exploration of a country that no longer exists ... Kauffmann is the ideal literary detective' Irish Times. — Irish Times
'A triumph ... superbly translated by Euan Cameron, provides a vivid amalgam of opinion, history and travelogue; I was absorbed from start to finish' Financial Times. — Financial Times
'Curiously engaging and even tantalising book ... this book is something of a tour de force' Spectator. — Spectator
'Kauffmann is a gripping narrator. The minute he lands in Riga ... you're hooked' The Lady. — Lady
'This wonderful writer has come up with another winner' Giles Foden. — Giles Foden