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Literatuur: Proza, romans, verhalen
Literaire fictie algemeen
Tremain, Rose Darkness Of Wallis Simpson
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Rose Tremain

Darkness of Wallis Simpson

€ 15.95

Wallis 'simpson, the twice-divorced American woman for whom Edward Vlll abdicated in 1936, ended her life (as the Duchess of Windsor) as the prisoner of her lawyer who would not allow anyone - friend, foe or journalist - to visit her in her Paris flat. Rose Tremain takes this true story and transforms it into an imaginative and ironic fiction.Her thesis is that Wallis, gaga and bed-ridden, has forgotten the king who gave up an empire for love of her. This superb story plays with the selectiveness of memory :why does Wallis recall the seemingly unimportant, while forgetting the glory days of her notoriety? 'she can remember her first two husbands - one a bit of a brute, the other very boring - but not the world-famous third one. The other stories in thismagnificent collection range over a variety of themes, equally original and unexpected.

An East German border guard, redundant after the Berlin Wall comes down in 1989, imagines that he might still have a purpose in life :he tries to reach Russia by bicycling across the hostile wastes of Poland. A jilted man gets his revenge. A baby grows wings. A character in an Impressionist painting escapes from his 'frame' - or does he? And there's a Christmas story set in a seedy hotel...

The author:
Rose Tremain is an internationally acclaimed, prize-winning author of novels, short stories and screenplays. Her most recent novel, the bestselling Music and 'silence, won the Whitbread Novel of the Year Award. Her work - including Restoration, 'sacred Country and The Way I Found Her - has been translated around the world. 'she lives in Norfolk and London with the biographer Richard Holmes

Text in English

Extra informatie: 
Paperback / softback
Januari 2006
160 gram
198 x 132 x 17 mm
VINTAGE us

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