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Hotel Du Lac

Производитель: "Random House, Inc."

In the novel that won her the Booker Prize and established her international reputation, Anita Brookner finds a new vocabulary for framing the eternal question Why love? It tells the story of Edith Hope, who writes romance novels under a psudonym. When her life begins to resemble the plots of her own novels, however, Edith flees to Switzerland, where the quiet luxury of the Hotel du Lac promises to resore her to her senses. But instead of peace and rest, Edith finds herself sequestered at the hotel with an assortment of love`s casualties and exiles. She also attracts the attention of a worldly man determined to release her unused capacity for mischief and pleasure. Beautifully observed, witheringly funny, Hotel du Lac is Brookner at her most stylish and potently subversive. ISBN:978-0-679-75932-4

Издательство: "Random House, Inc." (2008)

ISBN: 978-0-679-75932-4

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Brookner, Anita

▪ British author
born July 16, 1928, London, Eng.

      English art historian and author known for her novels of lonely people, especially middle-aged women who feel they have been betrayed by literature into expecting more from life than they are able to achieve. She is a master of character and of the telling of detail.

      Brookner received a Ph.D. from the Courtauld Institute of Art in London and then held several teaching positions, including one year as the first woman Slade professor of art at the University of Cambridge. She wrote several books of art criticism during this time, including Jacques-Louis David (1967), The Genius of the Future: Studies in French Art Criticism (1971), and Greuze: The Rise and Fall of an Eighteenth-Century Phenomenon (1972). In the early 1980s she began to concentrate on writing fiction. Brookner's novels have been compared to those of Jane Austen (Austen, Jane) in that they are witty comedies of manners limited in scope to the experiences of a small group of people. Unlike Austen, however, Brookner often presented a bleak view of life in her fiction, much of which deals with the loneliness experienced by educated middle-aged women who meet romantically unsuitable men and feel a growing sense of alienation from society. Her novels include A Start in Life (1981; U.S. title, The Debut); Providence (1982); Look at Me (1983); Hotel du Lac (1984; Booker Prize); Latecomers (1988), chronicling the lives of two male German Jews orphaned during the Holocaust who make a life for themselves in England; Brief Lives (1990); Fraud (1992); Visitors (1997); and Undue Influence (1999).

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Источник: Brookner, Anita

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