Prague Noir by Sylvie Germain

Prague Noir

Sylvie Germain
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  • ISBN
    9781903517734 / 1903517737
  • Title Prague Noir
  • Author Sylvie Germain
  • Category Travel Writing
  • Format
    Paperback
  • Year 2009
  • Pages 128
  • Publisher
    Dedalus Ltd
  • Imprint Dedalus Ltd
  • Edition
    2nd
  • Language English
  • Dimensions 130mm x 199mm x 10mm

Publisher Description

“An intricate, finely crafted and polished tale, The Weeping Woman brings magic-realism to the dimly lit streets of Prague. Through the squares and alleys a woman walks, the embodiment of human pity, sorrow, death. Everyone she passes is touched by her, and Germain skilfully creates an intense mood and feel in her attempt to produce a spiritual map of Prague.”The ObserverThe figure of this bereft woman develops into a memorable symbol: her sudden appearances - on a bridge, in a square, in a room - haunt the book like history, moved to tears.“Robert Winder in The Independent”a haunting classic" Madeleine Kingsley in She Magazine

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“Germain is sexy - in the stimulating, intriguing, provocative sense. The Weeping Woman, like Kieslowski's film Blue, is a book devoted to conjuring theme rather than plot. Plot emerges from theme, rather than the usual way round.” — Carole Morin in The Glasgow Herald

Author Biography

While employed by the Ministry of Culture in Paris, where shWhile employed by the Ministry of Culture in Paris, where she remained between 1981 and 1986, she produced her first nove remained between 1981 and 1986, she produced her first novel, Le Livre des Nuits in 1985. It won six French Literary Pel, Le Livre des Nuits in 1985. It won six French Literary Prizes as well as the Scott Moncrieff Translations Prize in Erizes as well as the Scott Moncrieff Translations Prize in English. The reception of the book established her as a signinglish. The reception of the book established her as a signi

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