Ocean Sea (häftad)
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Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
256
Utgivningsdatum
2019-11-07
Upplaga
Main
Utmärkelser
Winner of Viareggio Prize 1993 (Italy)
Förlag
Canongate Canons
Översättare
Alastair McEwen
Originalspråk
Italian
ISBN
9781786896438
Ocean Sea (häftad)

Ocean Sea

Häftad Engelska, 2019-11-07
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A handful of disparate lives converge at a remote seaside inn: a lovelorn professor, a renowned painter, an inscrutable seductress - and a beautiful young girl, fatally ill, brought to the sea by a desperate father's last hope. An intricate web of destinies and associations begins to reveal itself, but it is not until the arrival of a mysterious sailor called Adams that the truth in all its dreamlike beauty and cruelty becomes clear. Alternately playful and profoundly serious, Baricco's novel surges with the hypnotic power of the ocean sea.
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Highly romantic and breathtakingly lyrical * * New York Times Book Review * * Compelling, profound and sharply funny -- Stephanie Merritt * * Observer * * Baricco has produced a beguilingly unusual beach book * * The Times * * Baricco has produced a work of miraculously spun sugar, at which many people will gasp in admiration * * Spectator * * This is a novel driven by the pleasure of narrative. Unburdened by a single perspective, the writing is ethereal * * Telegraph * * Baricco is an exemplary storyteller . . . [he] shows a Bertolucci-like, chair-hopping, gesticulating sense of sheer joy, that turns this tragic tale into a bittersweet tragi-comedy * * Time Out * * Extraordinary * * Independent * *

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Alessandro Baricco was born in Turin in 1958. He is the author of thirteen novels, as well as a number of essay and short story collections, a modern rendition of The Iliad and a theatrical monologue. He has won the Prix Medicis Etranger in France and the Selezione Campiello, Viareggio and Palazzo al Bosco prizes in Italy.