Solal of the Solals

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Solal of the Solals
Author Albert Cohen
Translator Wilfrid Benson
Country France
Language French
Publisher Éditions Gallimard
Publication date
1930
Published in English
1933
Pages 350

Solal of the Solals (French: Solal) is a 1930 novel by the Swiss writer Albert Cohen. It was published in English in 1933. It was Cohen's first novel, and the first part in a loosely connected series of four; it was followed by Nailcruncher, Belle du Seigneur and Les Valeureux.

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The book was reviewed in Time in 1933: "Publishers, like other advertisers, cry 'Wolf! Wolf!' to a semi-attentive public. ... Consequently, in those blue moons when they have something to shout about, a sharp-toothed masterpiece may slip undetected into the gentle reader's fold, cause much silent havoc before the alarm is given. Though Publisher Dutton has sounded no extra-special warning, Solal is such a masterpiece-in-sheep's-clothing. Wolf would be a misnomer: nothing so leonine has come down the pike in many a blue moon."[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Staff writer (1933-04-10). "Books: Lion of Judah". Time. Retrieved 2012-03-05.