A playful and inventive work from the bestselling author of SOPHIE'S WORLD.A box of Latin manuscripts comes to light in an Argentine flea market.
An apocryphal invention by some 17th or 18th century scolar, or a transcript of what it appears to be - a hitherto unheard of letter to St Augustine to a woman he renounced for chastity?
VITA BREVIS is both an entrancing human document and a fascinating insight into the life and philosophy of St.Augustine.
Gaarder's interpretation of Floria's letter is as playful, inventive and questioning as SOPHIE'S WORLD.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 176 pages
- Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
- Publication Date: 22/06/1998
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780753804612