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White Hotel: Shortlisted For the Booker Prize 1981

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This is a story of eroticism and inexplicable violence, recounted by a young woman to her analyst, Sigmund Freud. It is a vision of the wounds of the 20th century, and an attempt to heal them.

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Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, THE WHITE HOTEL is a modern classic of searing eroticism and sensuality set against the broad sweep of twentieth-century history.
Now a BBC radio play starring Anne-Marie Duff and Bill Paterson, dramatised by Dennis Potter.
‘A novel of blazing imaginative and intellectual force’ Salman Rushdie

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 our 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.

‘A remarkable and original novel . . . there is no novel to my knowledge which resembles this in technique or ideas. It stands alone’ Graham Greene

‘Astonishing . . . A forthright sensuality mixed with a fine historical feeling for the nightmare moments in modern history, a dreamlike fluidity and quickness’ John Updike

‘I quickly came to feel that I had found that book, that mythical book, that would explain us to ourselves’ Leslie Epstein, New York Times

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Weight 0.213 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 13.4 × 1.9 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

240

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

823.914 (edition:22)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K