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The Last Days of Jeanne d'Arc by Ali Alizadeh

Ali Alizadeh’s novel The Last Days of Jeanne d’Arc is a provocative portrait of one of history’s most captivating and mysterious figures. Countless books have been written about the young Frenchwoman who claimed to hear the voices of saints, led the armies of France in the war against England in the Middle Ages, and was captured and burnt for heresy by her enemies. Driven by a passion for justice and forbidden desire, her courage changed the course of Western history.

Alizadeh’s innovative storytelling is based on rigorous study of the historical material, and draws on his lifelong fascination with this enigmatic icon. His reimagining of Jeanne’s story weaves together multiple narrative perspectives to illuminate her presence as a figure of history, myth and obsession

 

Ali Alizadeh, who is a poet and writer, teaches creative writing at Monash, and we're pleased to announce that he will conduct one of his popular poetry workshops, on the evening of Friday August 10.