Chapman's Odyssey (häftad)
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Format
Häftad (Paperback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
224
Utgivningsdatum
2012-02-02
Förlag
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Dimensioner
198 x 129 x 15 mm
Vikt
155 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9781408821664

Chapman's Odyssey

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Harry Chapman is not well, and he doesn't like hospitals. Furthermore, Dr Pereira's wonder drug is causing some strange side effects: he can hear more than the usual quotient of voices. First, it is his mother, acerbic and disappointed in him as ever, but then more and more voices add their differing notes and stories to the chorus, squabbling, cajoling and commenting. Friends from childhood, lovers, characters from novels and poetry, Virginia Woolf and a man who wants to sell him T.S Eliot's teeth. Written with a gentle, effortless generosity, full of delicate observation, Chapman's Odyssey is the work of a master; a superbly rendered act of storytelling and ventriloquism that is both witty and deeply moving.
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  1. Paul Bailey är en av Englands bästa författare....
    Anders Jansson, 25 april 2013

    Paul Bailey är en av Englands bästa författare. Champan's Odyssey är en rörande skildring av en gammal mans tillbakablickar på livet, men också fylld av humor. Inte minst porträttet av sjuksköterskorna är mitt i prick, för att inte tala om besökarna! Sorglig feelgood!

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If Fred Astaire had been a novelist he'd have been Paul Bailey. This beautiful, moving novel is a piece of dazzling footwork and reveals Bailey once more as one of the wittiest, most panacheful and most graceful writers we have. I love this beautiful book Ali Smith The warmest, funniest novel of the New Year Mail on Sunday A masterpiece ... With the loss in 2010 of Dame Beryl Bainbridge, the mantle of Greatest Living Novelist now rests firmly on Paul Bailey's shoulders Sunday Express A wonderfully elegant novel The Times Chapman's odyssey is an enigmatic work whose meaning is worth grasping for, the kind of book that could be construed as a deeply moving, valedictory statement of a valuable career- though it would probably prefer not to Guardian Compelling ... he delicately renders Harry's slips in and out of consciousness, almost imperceptibly eliding the real and the fantastic Independent on Sunday **** As Paul Bailey's novel progresses, his exploration of Harry's emotional life grows subtly more and more intense Daily Telegraph

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Paul Bailey is an award-winning writer whose novels include At The Jerusalem, which won a Somerset Maugham Award and an Arts Council Writers' Award; Peter Smart's Confessions and Gabriel's Lament, both shortlisted for the Booker Prize for Fiction; Sugar Cane, a sequel to Gabriel's Lament, Kitty and Virgil and most recently, Uncle Rudolf. He is the recipient of the E. M. Forster Award and the George Orwell Memorial Award, and has also written and presented features for radio. Paul Bailey lives in London.