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Varieties of Darkness: The World of the English Patient (Hardback)

Don Meredith

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ISBN 10: 0761857222 / ISBN 13: 9780761857228
Edité par University Press of America, United States, 2011
Neuf(s) Etat : New Couverture rigide
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Language: English . Brand New Book. From Venice to Vietnam, from the Welsh coast to Cairo, Don Meredith has traveled in the wake of twentieth-century writers, using their novels and poems as guides, as another wayfarer might turn to Fodor s or the Guide Bleu. He has gone in search of the back streets, basilicas, cafes, piazzas, and countrysides that figured so powerfully in the works of authors who are especially attuned to a sense of place. Part travelogue, part literary study, Varieties of Darkness is Meredith s account of his exploration of Michael Ondaatje s fascinating literary masterpiece The English Patient. Meredith mines the places, the real-life counterparts of the characters, and the curious creative mind of Ondaatje. Varieties of Darkness offers fresh insights into the novel and Ondaatje s prodigious use of scholarly detail. N° de réf. du libraire ANB9780761857228

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Titre : Varieties of Darkness: The World of the ...

Éditeur : University Press of America, United States

Date d'édition : 2011

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre :New

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From Venice to Vietnam, from the Welsh coast to Cairo, Don Meredith has traveled in the wake of twentieth-century writers, using their novels and poems as guides, as another wayfarer might turn to Fodor’s or the Guide Bleu. He has gone in search of the back streets, basilicas, cafes, piazzas, and countrysides that figured so powerfully in the works of authors who are especially attuned to a sense of place.

Part travelogue, part literary study, Varieties of Darkness is Meredith’s account of his exploration of Michael Ondaatje’s fascinating literary masterpiece The English Patient. Meredith mines the places, the real-life counterparts of the characters, and the curious creative mind of Ondaatje. Varieties of Darkness offers fresh insights into the novel and Ondaatje’s prodigious use of scholarly detail.

About the Author:

Don Meredith, a native Californian, is the author of novels, short stories, articles, and essays. His story collection Wing Walking won the George Garrett Fiction Prize, and his essay collection Where the Tigers Were received a nomination for a Pulitzer Prize in Letters.

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