'Heat and Dust' won the 1975 Booker Prize for Fiction. The story spans the past and the present, via the diary of an English girl who goes to India to reconstruct the story of Olivia, her grandfather's first wife. The story contrasts the India of 1923 with the India of the present.
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Ruth Prawer Jhabvala published twelve novels including the Booker Prize-winning Heat and Dust and five volumes of short stories. She also wrote more than a dozen screenplays, including Howard's End and A Room with a View, for both of which she received an Academy Award. Ruth Prawer Jhabvala died in 2013.Review:
'A superb book. A complex story line, handled with dazzling assurance ... moving and profound. Ruth Prawer Jhabvala has not only written a love story, she has also exposed the soul and nerve ends of a fascinating and compelling country. This is a book of cool, controlled brilliance. It is a jewel to be treasured' -- The Times 'A writer of genius ... a writer of world class -- a master storyteller' -- Sunday Times 'Coolly assured novel ... Written with seek elegance, this book delves into the heart of an unmistakably seductive country' -- The Good Book Guide 20031101 'Her tussle with India is one of the richest treats of contemporary literature' -- Guardian 20031101
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Descrizione libro John Murray Publishers Ltd, 1975. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110719534011
Descrizione libro John Murray Publishers Ltd, 1975. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0719534011