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The Nightingale Papers

Nokes, David

Verlag: Hesperus Press, London, 2005
ISBN 10: 1843917033 / ISBN 13: 9781843917038
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Titel: The Nightingale Papers

Verlag: Hesperus Press, London

Erscheinungsdatum: 2005

Einband: hardcover

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Inhaltsangabe: In this darkly satirical fiction debut, a harmless joke thrown in after one glass of wine too many triggers a chain of vengeful plots, grotesque confrontations, and literary hoaxes. World experts on Madoc, the great 18th-century poet, are assembling for a celebratory conference in Wales; the setting is an isolated building run by a religious sect advocating purity of mind. It?s a gathering populated by shady, repressed, and unscrupulous academics, whose only means of salvation appears to be through the discovery of an unknown page from the works of a dead writer; but when a new canto from Madoc?s masterpiece appears out of the blue and is presented at the conference, the heat is on. The result can only be literary disaster. In tones reminiscent of Swift and Pope, this piercing black comedy adds a new page to the long British tradition of social satire. David Nokes won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for A Hypocrite Reversed.

Vom Verlag: Since its U.S. launch in 2003, Hesperus Press has enjoyed a growing reputation for its inspired selection of short classic works. Written by illustrious authors, and often unjustly neglected or simply little known in the English-speaking world, these works have been made accessible via a completely fresh editorial approach and new translations. Now, in addition to the Hesperus Classics, Hesperus Press is introducing a new series: Modern Voices. Drawing from the very best of 20th-century literature, Modern Voices will retain the exceptional quality of the Hesperus Classics, with a new series look that reflects the more modern nature of the list. Among the first authors will be Carlo Levi, Katherine Mansfield, and Graham Greene, and Hesperus has already secured prominent contemporary writers like Anita Desai, William Boyd, and Colum McCann to introduce the books—again retaining one of the key successes of the Hesperus Classics. Finally, 2005 heralds the launch of the Hesperus Contemporary series, opening with The Nightingale Papers, the fiction debut of prize-winning biographer David Nokes.

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