The book about Blanche and Marie
, Mar 30, 2006
- 218 pages
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?