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The Island of Second Sight.

Thelen, Albert

Verlag: Galileo, Cambridge, 2010
ISBN 10: 1903385067 / ISBN 13: 9781903385067
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Titel: The Island of Second Sight.

Verlag: Galileo, Cambridge

Erscheinungsdatum: 2010

Einband: Soft cover

Zustand: As New


816p paperback, first English translation, cover bright and uncreased, excellent condition throughout, new. Buchnummer des Verkäufers PAB 160405

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Inhaltsangabe: In 1953, an unknown German writer with a 1000-page novel met with astonishment and success. Paul Celan hailed it as 'a genuine work of art' Siegfried Lenz praised it as an 'event' and, in 1999, Maarten Hart, writing for Die Zeit, proclaimed it 'the greatest book of the century'. Based on the author's experiences in the 1930s in Mallorca, The Island of Second Sight follows Vigoleis (the author's alter ego) as he is pursued by Nazis and Francoists. He and his wife Beatrice embark on a series of unpredictable and surreal adventures to survive. AVAILABLE NOW

Rezension: "One of the greatest books of the 20th century." --Thomas Mann 1953

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