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Prague Noir

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Prague Noir
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"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
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
"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
Pages
128
Publisher
Dedalus Ltd
Year
2009
Translator
Judith Landry
ISBN-10
1903517737
ISBN-13
9781903517734
Format
Paperback
Imprint
Dedalus Ltd
Subtitle
The Weeping Woman on the Streets of Prague
Place of Publication
Cambs
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
DEWEY
914.3712043
Author
Sylvie Germain
Publication Date
2009-09-10
Media
Book
Edition
2nd
Short Title
PRAGUE NOIR 2/E
Series
City Noir
Language
English
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