The alchymist's journal
A fictional tour de force of rich historical recreation and spectacular prose by the author of Son of the Morning Star. Connell imagines the journals of different alchemists--a conscientious physician, a Christian historian, a revolutionary, a philosopher, and others. "One of our most interesting and intelligent American writers".--Joyce Carol Oates. Advertising in literary publications.
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The ancient art of alchemy has fascinated writers for centuries, novelist Connell being no exception. Perhaps best known for the television and recent movie adaptations of his works Son of the Morning ... Read full review
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