House On Moon Lake (Flamingo)

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9780006541943: House On Moon Lake (Flamingo)

Fabrizio Garrone is an impoverished aristocrat who makes his living through translating, and whose cautious existence is marked by his inability to give his heart to anything - not his best friend, not his mistress, not even his own life. This book won the Bugatta Prize.

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Text: English, Italian (translation)

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This is a work whose imaginative power is so intense that the line between truth and fiction, reality and dream cannot be drawn. The protagonist, Fabrizio Garrone, is an impecunious aristocrat earning a meager living as a translator. He comes across a reference to an obscure novel, The House on Moon Lake, by Fritz Oberhofer, a little-known German writer. Tracking down the book, Fabrizio becomes obsessed by it. His enchantment with the original pervades his translation, so that in a profound sense he becomes the author, simply writing in a different language. So successful is the finished product that the publisher demands a biography of Oberhofer, which Fabrizio hastens to supply. But because Oberhofer disappeared during the last three years of his lifethe years in which he wrote his now-famous novelFabrizio invents a series of events, as well as a mistress, Maria Lettner. Soon, Fabrizio receives a telephone call from a woman claiming to be Maria Lettner's granddaughter, who invites him to a house on Moon Lake to read the correspondence between Fritz and Maria. Fabrizio acceptsand enters his fiction. And with a shiver of excitement and anticipation, the reader slips in beside him.
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Francesca Duranti
Published by Flamingo (1988)
ISBN 10: 0006541941 ISBN 13: 9780006541943
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