Louis Couperus Ecstasy (Pushkin Collection)

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Ecstasy (Pushkin Collection)

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This is the story of a young and beautiful widow, Cecile, who falls in love with a notorious womanizer. The tranquil setting in turn-of-the-century Holland belies the suffering that she has to endure in the midst of polite society, and the pain of unspoken passion as she abandons herself to love.

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This is one of Couperus's most powerful novels. A brilliant observer of fin-de-siècle Dutch society, his works are characterised by perfect characterisation, exquisite description and a mordant wit, which brought comparisons to Oscar Wilde.

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The sexual tension is electric and, in the sudden, exquisite flaming of love, Couperus binds both irony and spiritual redemption (Max Davidson Daily Telegraph)

Couperus sympathy for the hybrid, the impure and the ambiguous gave him a peculiarly modern voice. It is extraordinary that this Dutch dandy, writing in the flowery language of fin-de-siecle decadence, should still sound so fresh (Ian Buruma The New York Times Review of Books)

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Book Description PUSHKIN PRESS, United Kingdom, 2011. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Ecstasy is a novel of burning passion and agonising restraint. In turn-of the-century Holland, Cecile, a beautiful high-society widow, falls in love with a notorious womanizer, but her desire must remain unspoken. This is one of Couperus s most powerful novels. A brilliant observer of fin-de-siecle Dutch society, his works are characterised by perfect characterisation, exquisite description and a mordant wit, which brought comparisons to Oscar Wilde. Couperus binds both irony and spiritual redemption. - The Daily Telegraph Couperus sympathy for the hybrid, the impure and the ambiguous gave him a peculiarly modern voice. It is extraordinary that this Dutch dandy, writing in the flowery language of fin-de-siecle decadence, should still sound so fresh. - Ian Buruma, The New York Times Review of BooksLouis Couperus (1863-1923), regarded as one of the foremost figures in Dutch literature, was a leading member of the Tachtigers movement. Born in the Hague, Couperus was taken by his family to the Dutch East Indies as a child, where he remained until his father s death. His other novels include Eline Vere (1889), Ecstasy (Extaze: Een boek van geluk, 1892), Inevitable (Langs lijnen van geleidelijkheid, 1900), and The Hidden Force (De Stille Kracht, 1900), all of which are available from Pushkin Press. A renowned wit, raconteur and commentator, Couperus continued to publish critically and commercially successful work until his death. Seller Inventory # AA99781901285024

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