The White Hotel

The White Hotel

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by D. M. Thomas
     
 

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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 the twentieth century, and an attempt to heal them. Interweaving poetry and case history, fantasy and historical truth-telling, The WhiteSee more details below

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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 the twentieth 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.

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From the Publisher
“A novel of blazing imaginative and intellectual force.”—Salman Rushdie 

“To describe this novel as spine-tingling in its indescribable poetic effect would be to trivialize its profoundly tragic theme. Say then that it is heart-stunning.”—The New York Times
 
“Astonishing . . . elegantly experimental yet quite warm . . . A forthright sensuality mixed with a fine historical feeling for the nightmare moments in modern history, a dreamlike fluidity and quickness.”—John Updike, The New Yorker
 
“A dazzler that lingers in the mind.”—People

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101651506
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/01/1993
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
564,573
File size:
1 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

D. M. Thomas is the author of the novel The White Hotel. He has translated works by Akhmatova and Pushkin.


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