Mondadori Store

Trova Mondadori Store

Benvenuto
Accedi o registrati

lista preferiti

Per utilizzare la funzione prodotti desiderati devi accedere o registrarti

Vai al carrello
 prodotti nel carrello

Totale  articoli

0,00 € IVA Inclusa

War and Turpentine
War and Turpentine

War and Turpentine

Stefan Hertmans
pubblicato da Random House

Prezzo online:
9,49

WINNER OF THE VONDEL PRIZE 2017

LONGLISTED FOR THE 2017 MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE

Selected as a Book of the Year 2016 in The Times, Sunday Times and The Economist, and one of the 10 Best Books of 2016 in the New York Times

Shortly before his death, Stefan Hertmans' grandfather Urbain Martien gave his grandson a set of notebooks containing the detailed memories of his life. He grew up in poverty around 1900, the son of a struggling church painter who died young, and went to work in an iron foundry at only 13. Afternoons spent with his father at work on a church fresco were Urbain's heaven; the iron foundry an inferno.

During the First World War, Urbain was on the front line confronting the invading Germans, and ever after he is haunted by events he can never forget. The war ends and he marries his great love, Maria Emelia, but she dies tragically in the 1919 flu epidemic. Urbain mourns her bitterly for the rest of his life but, like the obedient soldier he is, he marries her sister at her parents' bidding. The rest is not quite silence, but a marriage with a sad secret at its heart, and the consolations found in art and painting. War and Turpentine is the imaginative reconstruction of a damaged life across the tumultuous decades of the twentieth century; a deeply moving portrayal of family, grief, love and war.

Dettagli

Generi Romanzi e Letterature » Romanzi contemporanei » Autobiografie e biografie letterarie , Gialli Noir e Avventura » Narrativa di Avventura » Storie di guerra

Editore Random House

Formato Ebook con Adobe DRM

Pubblicato 30/06/2016

Lingua Inglese

EAN-13 9781473511699

0 recensioni dei lettori  media voto 0  su  5

Scrivi una recensione per "War and Turpentine"

War and Turpentine
 

Accedi o Registrati  per aggiungere una recensione

usa questo box per dare una valutazione all'articolo: leggi le linee guida
torna su Torna in cima