Vita brevis : a letter to St Augustine
A box of Ltin manuscripts comes to light in an Argentine flea market.
An apocyphral invention by some 17th or 18th century scolar, or a transcrpit 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'sinterpretation of Floria's letter is as playful, inventive and questioning as Sophie's World.