Roman Elegy (BOK)

Sabine Gruber

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It is 2009: writer Clara Burger arrives in Rome to sort out the affairs and clear the flat of her school friend Ines, prematurely dead from cancer. Sorting through Ines' belongings, Clara finds a manuscript containing not only an autobiographical account of Ines' strange experiences while working as a chambermaid in Rome in the summer of 1978, but also the life story of her former employer, the hotelier Emma Manente. Originally from Italy's German-speaking enclave South Tyrol (like Clara and Ines), Emma first comes to Rome in the late 1930s and becomes an eyewitness to the capital's turbulent past and present: Mussolini's fascist regime, the Nazi occupation and an uneasy postwar democracy threatened by corruption and extremism. In a sweeping tale of remembrance and reconciliation, of lives unfulfilled and loves unrequited, "Roman Elegy" interweaves the personal stories of three resilient women with a fascinating historical narrative of the Eternal City, in all its contrasting squalor and beauty, compassion and savagery.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Sabine Gruber
Forlag
Haus Publishing Ltd
ISBN 9781908323101
Antall sider 320 Dimensjoner 12,9cm x 19,8cm x 3,8cm
Vekt 612 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)