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Riassunto: A collection of stories finds its main characters in unlikely places and situations, from an affluent Jewish American who returns to Germany to a homosexual restauranteur who gets the chance to cook another meal for his first lover. Tour.
From Publishers Weekly:
All the characters in these 11 stories from an American writer living in Berlin find it impossible to make a clean break with the past. Those with romantic notions about freedom are invariably disappointed, although the reader is not, since Dische combines stylish prose with dark wit. "Portrait of a Defection" is the author's quintessential indictment of idealism: this story of an East German mathematician's methodical escape to the West opens with the words: "Once upon a time..." Enthusing to the Western press, the man announces, "It's like a fairy tale come true!"?but his idyll proves short-lived when his elderly mother, with whom he has shared a dreary apartment for years, announces that she is defecting, too. Like many others in this collection, the man can change his setting but can't alter his essential condition. Similarly, in "The Smuggled Wedding Ring," a couple who have fled Russia find themselves longing for the heavy gold ring?and all its symbolic baggage?that they left behind. Negative energy also drives the collection's opener, "Prior Conviction," the tale of a cynic who preaches that "rejection is much more important than affection." Even the elderly players in these stories prove to have learned little from their journies through life. Dische draws her international cast and their ironic tales of disillusion with distinctive strokes and sharp clarity, producing sharply individualistic, memorable portraits. Rights: Rowahlt Verlag; author tour.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Titolo: Strange Traffic: Stories
Casa editrice: Henry Holt & Co
Data di pubblicazione: 1995
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Henry Holt & Co, 1995. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Dust Jacket Included. Sent within 24 hours. Expedited UK delivery available. Used but in Good Condition for sensible price. Scrapes to dust Jacket. Codice libro della libreria BBI868971
Descrizione libro Henry Holt & Co, 1995. Condizione libro: Very Good. 1st. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Codice libro della libreria GRP83380527
Descrizione libro Henry Holt & Co, 1995. Condizione libro: Good. 1st. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP79215676
Descrizione libro Henry Holt & Co, 1995. Condizione libro: Good. 1st. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP92864557
Descrizione libro Henry Holt & Co. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Book has a small amount of wear visible on the binding, cover, pages. Codice libro della libreria G0805041729I3N00
Descrizione libro Henry Holt & Co, 1995. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG0805041729
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Good. Book Condition: Good. Codice libro della libreria 97808050417294.0
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria 97808050417293.0
Descrizione libro Henry Holt and Company, New York, 1995. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine. First American Edition. First Printing. No remainder mark. Author's first book. Codice libro della libreria 011656
Descrizione libro Henry Holt & Co., New York, New York, U.S.A., 1995. Hardboard and Cloth. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine. First Edition. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION AND PRINTING. Internationally acclaimed American-born, Berlin resident author's second book and first of short stories. "The stories of Irene Dische deal in the emotional contraband people inadvertently smuggle-guilt, love, loyalty, deceit, disappointment: A staid and affluent American Jew returns to Germany to claim an ambiguous patrimony. A homosexual restauranteur gets the chance to cook another meal for his first lover. Ghosts haunt the New York apartment of a retired Viennese scientist whose past has been obscured by time and self-delusion." 11 short stories. 243 pages. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Codice libro della libreria 002080