Notes: • Manuscrit trouvé à Saragosse was translated by Anna Devoto as ” Manoscritto trovato a Saragozza” Data from ; catalog . Manoscritto trovato a Saragozza by Jan Potocki, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Manoscritto trovato a Saragozza: Jan Potocki: Books – Amazon. ca.

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Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Only flag comments that clearly need our attention. He was the first to balloon over Warsaw, with Blanchard, and insisted those two join them. Potocki was a Polish Count, adventurer, writer, army officer, educated in Switzerland, and the author of this one notable book. The book was printed in parts, written in more than one version, rumour has it that parts of the original were lost and were back-translated to French, from Polish.

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It consists of a collection of supernatural tales linked together by a complex series of frame stories, as in a nightmarish hall of mirrors. It has been called a “black Decameron”.

Manoscritto trovato a Saragozza

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Potocki write in French, and due to his upbringing, despite being a Polish count, is also rumoured to have not been particularly fluent in Polish. There are comparisons to tastes of the mnaoscritto Marquis de Sade, rumours of incest, and the story of his death is that he committed suicide after having a silver bullet made from the family teapot lid, blessed by a priest.

Jan Potocki

Painting by Alexander Varnek. Home The List What is this? Potocki Manuscript Found in the Saragossa Bilbioteca adelphi literature the adelphi project. Minimal Theme designed by Artur Kim. Some suggest he had advanced syphilis, some that he was just very odd.


This is a really apt description, considering that practically all Gothic tropes are represented in the convoluted text: A bonus for Melitensia enthusiasts — one of the stories features a Knight manoscriitto Malta who murders a rival in Strait Street, Valletta just up the road from where I earn my daily bread in decidedly more mundane environs.

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