It is a dream of electrifying eroticism and inexplicable violence, recounted by a young woman to her analyst, Sigmund Freud. It is a horrifying yet restrained narrative of the Holocaust. It is a searing vision of the wounds of the twentieth century, and an attempt to heal them. Interweaving poetry and case history, fantasy and historical truth-telling, The White Hotel is a modern classic of enduring emotional power that attempts nothing less than to reconcile the notion of individual destiny with that of historical fate.
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D. M. Thomas is the author of the novel The White Hotel. He has translated works by Akhmatova and Pushkin.Review:
“A novel of blazing imaginative and intellectual force.”—Salman Rushdie
“To describe this novel as spine-tingling in its indescribable poetic effect would be to trivialize its profoundly tragic theme. Say then that it is heart-stunning.”—The New York Times
“Astonishing . . . elegantly experimental yet quite warm . . . A forthright sensuality mixed with a fine historical feeling for the nightmare moments in modern history, a dreamlike fluidity and quickness.”—John Updike, The New Yorker
“A dazzler that lingers in the mind.”—People
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Book Description 1982-01-22., 1982. Book Condition: New. Penguin Books Ltd. New edition. Paperback. Book: VERY GOOD. 240pp. . Bookseller Inventory # NF-1748449
Book Description 1982-02-25., 1982. Book Condition: New. Penguin Books Ltd. New edition. Paperback. Book: GOOD. 240pp. . Bookseller Inventory # NF-1202361