The White Hotel

The White Hotel

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A novel of searing eroticism and sensuality set against the broad sweep of twentieth-century history, the Booker Prize shortlisted THE WHITE HOTEL is a modern classic. It is a dream of electrifying eroticism and inexplicable violence, recounted by a young woman to her analyst, Sigmund Freud. It is a horrifying yet restrained narrative of the Holocaust. It is a searing vision of the wounds of our century and an attempt to heal them. Interweaving poetry and case history, fantasy and historical truth-telling, THE WHITE HOTEL is a modern classic of enduring emotional power that attempts nothing less than to reconcile the notion of individual destiny with that of historical fate. 'I quickly came to feel that I had found that book, that mythical book, that would explain us to ourselves' Leslie Epstein, New York Timesshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 20mm | 222.26g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • 35col.ill.
  • 0753809257
  • 9780753809259
  • 60,629

About D. M. Thomas

D.M. Thomas was born in Cornwall in 1935. After reading English at New College, Oxford, he became a teacher until he became a full-time writer. His novels include THE FLUTE PLAYER, ARARAT, SWALLOW, SPHINX, SUMMIT, FLYING INTO LOVE and EATING PAVLOVA. He has also published memoirs, several volumes of poetry and translations of Pushkin and Anna Akhmatova. He now lives in Cornwall.show more

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'Remarkable and original . . . there is no novel to my knowledge which resembles this in technique or ideas. It stands alone' Graham Greene 'A novel of blazing imaginative and intellectual force' Salman Rushdie 'Astonishing . . . A forthright sensuality mixed with a fine historical feeling for the nightmare moments in modern history, a dreamlike fluidity and quickness' John Updike It is a dream of electrifying eroticism and inexplicable violence, recounted by a young woman to her analyst, Sigmund Freud. It is a horrifying yet restrained narrative of the Holocaust. It is a searing vision of the wounds of the twentieth century and an attempt to heal them. Interweaving poetry and case history, fantasy and historical truth-telling, The White Hotel is a modern classic of enduring emotional power that attempts nothing less than to reconcile the notion of individual destiny with that of historical fate. ISBN: 978-0-7538-0925-9 Price: 8.99 Category: Fiction Phoenix logoshow more

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3,295 ratings
3.83 out of 5 stars
5 31% (1,024)
4 36% (1,171)
3 23% (751)
2 7% (243)
1 3% (106)
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