The book about Blanche and Marie

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Overlook Press, Mar 28, 2006 - Fiction - 218 pages
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Hailed internationally for his unique ability to shape historical facts into tales of extraordinary depth and probing insight, Per Olov Enquist has long been regarded as one of the world's most foremost authors of literary ficiton.In The Book About Blanche and Marie, Enquist has once again found inspiration from the historical record, this time exploring hte relationship between two of the twentieth century's most remarkable women: Blanche Wittman, the famous hysteria patient of Professor J.M. Charcot at Salpetriere Hospital outside Paris, and Marie Curie, the Polish physicist and Nobel Prize winner. While the scientist tries to understand the nature of radiation, Blanche fills three notebooks with her exploration of a deceptively simple question: What is love?

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User Review  - Nat - Goodreads

The use and abuse of exclamation points drove me nuts, and the vacuity of the "story" did nothing to make me forget the terrible writing. Its only redeeming quality seems to be its shortness. Read full review

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User Review  - Andrea Peterson - Goodreads

The book was just interesting enough for me to want to keep reading it, but not much nor than that. The language to me seemed more if a draught for a high-school paper, but I got used to it in the end ... Read full review


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Per Olov Enquist is one of Sweden's most acclaimed writers - a novelist, playwright, and poet with works published in more than twenty-five countries.

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