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- DescriptionIn this intriguing blend of provocative images and reflective prose, Patrick Suskind reveals the hidden source of his mesmerizing fiction: an obsession with the darkly erotic link between love and death. This work is a witty and thought-provoking meditation on the two elemental forces of human existence, drawing on scenes as contemporary as a young couple having oral sex in a traffic jam, as literary as Thomas Mann's discovery of forbidden love at an advanced age, and as mythical as the stories of death conquered through love in the narrratives of Orpheus and Jesus.
- Author BiographyAlready a literary star in his native Germany, Patrick Suskind was catapulted to international fame in 1985 with the publication of Perfume, which went on to top best-seller lists around the globe. He has received great acclaim for all his subsequent writing and remains a notoriously private person, living close to Munich in the town where he was born. Anthea Bell is the acclaimed translator of Austerlitz by W G Sebald, for which she won the Helen and Kurt Wolff Translators' prize from the Goethe Institute, Chess by Stefan Zweig, The Pianist by Wladyslaw Szpilman and the Asterix stories by Goscinny and Uderzo.
- Author(s)Patrick Suskind
- PublisherOld Street Publishing
- Date of Publication22/11/2006
- SubjectLiterary Criticism
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintOld Street Publishing
- Width129 mm
- Height197 mm
- Translated byAnthea Bell
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