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On the Black Hill


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Januar 1999

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

New edition of the classic novel, first published in 1982, when it won the Whitbread First Novel Award.

Portrait

Bruce Chatwin was born in Sheffield in 1940. After attending Marlborough School he began work as a porter at Sotheby's. Eight years later, having become one of Sotheby's youngest directors, he abandoned his job to pursue his passion for world travel. Between 1972 and 1975 he worked for the Sunday Times, before announcing his next departure in a telegram: 'Gone to Patagonia for six months.' This trip inspired the first of Chatwin's books, In Patagonia, which won the Hawthornden Prize and the E.M.Forster Award and launched his writing career. Two of his books have been made into feature films: The Viceroy of Ouidah (retitled Cobra Verde), directed by Werner Herzog, and Andrew Grieve's On the Black Hill. On publication The Songlines went straight to No.1 in the Sunday Times bestseller list and remained in the top ten for nine months. On the Black Hill won the Whitbread First Novel award while his novel Utz was nominated for the 1988 Booker prize. He died in January 1989, aged forty-eight.
EAN: 9780099769712
ISBN: 0099769719
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Vintage Publishing
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 1999
Seitenanzahl: 272 Seiten
Format: kartoniert

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Libero - 13.12.2009, 11:31
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Die bewegende Geschichte der Zwillinge Lewis und Benjamin, die während zweier Weltkriege auf einer Farm in England leben, hin und her gerissen zwischen einem Leben draußen und einer starken Mutter und einem gewalttätigen Vater innen . Sie haben sich beide und bleiben letztlich auch mit sich alleine, aber was am Rande passiert, sie beeinflusst und was sie selber beeinflussen ist ruhig, nie langweilig, mit starker Sprache erzählt. Eine sehr lohnende Lektüre!