039457172X Very good in very good little soiled dust jacket. Abrasion to front free end paper from bookplate removal. Tips lightly bumped. First American edition * Quality, Value, Experience. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: Latecomers is the eighth novel by Anita Brookner, the Booker Prize winning author of Hotel du Lac. This edition includes an introduction by Helen Dunmore. Penguin Decades bring you the novels that helped shape modern Britain. When they were published, some were bestsellers, some were considered scandalous, and others were simply misunderstood. All represent their time and helped define their generation, while today each is considered a landmark work of storytelling. Anita Brookner's Latecomers was published in 1988 and is one of her most poignant novels. It tells the story of two men, the charming Hartmann and the troubled Fibich, best friends ever since they came to England as German refugees, and how they respond to their shared history in different ways. Latecomers is a moving, compassionate portrayal of how we confront the past and live with the present, from a writer of profound psychological depth. "She has never written a better novel ...unbearably moving". (Ruth Rendell). "Her technique as a novelist is so sure and so quietly commanding". (Hilary Mantel, Guardian). Anita Brookner was born in south London in 1928, the daughter of a Polish immigrant family. She trained as an art historian, and worked at the Courtauld Institute of Art until her retirement in 1988. She published her first novel, A Start in Life, in 1981 and her twenty-fourth, Strangers, in 2009. Hotel du Lac won the 1984 Booker Prize. As well as fiction, Anita Brookner has published a number of volumes of art criticism.
Inhaltsangabe: Even on his first day at English boarding school, Hartmann knew that he was doomed. More than an outsider, he was German. Had he not been paired with Fibich he would have died or killed himself. Only their shared experience as orphans of the Second World War saved him. Now, more than forty years later, they could think no more of living apart than they could of divorcing their wives, although their temperaments were diametrically opposed and they rarely though alike on any matter. It pleased Fibich to stir his tea furiously with a pencil like a harassed salesman, to feel guilty about having made so much money so easily. For Hartmann there was something reassuring about the absurdity of their trade - greetings cards and later photocopiers. Of course the work was anathema to them both, but the money was delightful. Hartmann felt they had come through. Until his daughter had a miscarriage. Then they realized, for the first time since childhood, that a disorder had occurred which they were unable to put right. With unfailing perspicuity, Anita Brookner unfolds the lives of the two men as they become husbands, then fathers, and in Hartmann's case a grandfather, each hunted by their past in their comfortable, bourgeois worlds. Latecomers is at once mordant and sympathetic, her most moving novel to date.
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Buchbeschreibung HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 1989. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Akzeptabel. 240 Seiten Bindung gelöst, Artikel stammt aus Nichtraucherhaushalt! AD4632 Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 141. Artikel-Nr. 172034
Buchbeschreibung Jonathan Cape, London, U.K., 1988. hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Good. Pages are clean and tight throughout. Hard cover is in very good condition. Cover jacket has some minor marking to it. Artikel-Nr. 169800
Buchbeschreibung Grafton, 1989. Paperback. Buchzustand: Very Good. | A Format (7" x 4½"). 240pp. | For more photos or information, use the «Ask Bookseller» button and I'll be pleased to help. The book is in stock and ships from the rustic nirvana of Peasedown St. John, near Bath, England from a long-established bookseller - guaranteed by my reputation and the UK Distance Selling Act. Remember! BUYING THIS BOOK means my Jack Russells get their supper! Condition :: Artikel-Nr. 147320
Buchbeschreibung Vintage, US, 1990. Paperback. Buchzustand: Very Good. 0679726683 Very good, some creasing. * Quality, Value, Experience. Artikel-Nr. LOWER48AM3416
Buchbeschreibung Penguin UK Mrz 2010, 2010. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. 198x129x16 mm. Neuware - 'No man is free of his own history' 224 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9780141048291
Buchbeschreibung Jonathan Cape, 1988. 1st edition. Cloth, dj F/VG+. 248pp, a fine copy in a near fine dustjacket that is just a little bumped at the head of the spine. Author's 8th novel, an account of the lives of two German orphans as they become men, husbands & fathers. 375 grams. Artikel-Nr. 37136
Buchbeschreibung NY Pantheon (1988)., 1988. VG in VG DJ. Scratches on cover. 1st Amer ed ss. Artikel-Nr. 011556
Buchbeschreibung NY Vintage (1988)., 1988. VG PB. The ambiguous pleasures of friendship & domesticity, how human beings come to terms with the tragedy of living. 1st ptg edition. Artikel-Nr. 019806