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Título: A Cruel Madness (Signed copy)
Editorial: Heinemann, London
Año de publicación: 1984
Condición del libro: Very Good
Condición de la sobrecubierta: Very Good
Ejemplar firmado: Signed by The Author
Edición: First Edition.
First edition, first printing hardback in dustwrapper. 22 × 14cm. 168pp. Signed directly to the title page by Colin Thubron. When a part-time worker in a mental hospital meets his old girlfriend inside he is not sure at first is she is a patient. Their reunion is haunted and haunting, and from the memory of their past affair there unfolds a labyrinth which darkens from romantic obsession to feelings deeper and more disturbing. Colin Thubron creates a world of passion, delusion, and reality mingling with unreality, pervaded by an all-consuming sense of longing and of loss. Condition: This copy is in very good condition. The wrapper has some very light wear but has not been price-clipped and is now within a protective sleeve. N° de ref. de la librería 005658
Sinopsis: A worker in a mental hospital meets his old girlfriend inside, but he is not sure if she is on the staff or if she is a patient. Their reunion is haunted and from the memory of their past affair there unfolds a labyrinth which darkens from romantic obsession to feelings deeper and more disturbing.
"A nightmare vision of emotional instability and insanity... If Van Gogh or Munch had been novelists, or Strindberg a painter, they would have created similar mental landscapes... A work of fiction whose hold on the intellect is as strong as its grip on the senses: that sounds, looks, tastes and smells like a minor masterpiece" ( Time Out)
"Brilliant... A Cruel Madness brings to mind other novels set in the microcosmic world of a hospital, Thomas Mann's Magic Mountain, Alexander Solzhenitsyn's Cancer Ward, Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" ( New York Times Book Review)
"With terrifying vividness, Mr Thubron creates a phantasmagoric world" ( Spectator)
"A quietly extraordinary tour de force" ( Times Literary Supplement)
"Colin Thubron conjures up, within a tight narrative, a whole persuasive world - not just the physical setting of the hospital, but the tortuous and paradoxical internal world of the warped mind" (Penelope Lively)
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