The Book about Blanche and Marie

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Overlook Press, Apr 1, 2007 - Fiction - 218 pages
9 Reviews
A tale inspired by the complex relationship between famous hysteria patient Blanche Wittman and Nobel Prize-winning physicist Marie Curie follows the scientist's ongoing efforts to understand the nature of radiation, while her triple-amputee assistant endeavors to explore the nature of love. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

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Review: The Book About Blanche and Marie

User Review  - Veronika Cukrov - Goodreads

Frustratingly badly written book without any plot, intrigue or drama triangle whatsoever. The writing style is highly melodramatic and pathetic, which comes as a direct consequence of the author being ... Read full review

Review: The Book About Blanche and Marie

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

Contents

The Song of the Amputee
13
The Song of the Rabbit
43
The Song of the Flatbed Wagon
61
Copyright

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Enquist's writing is characterized by political consciousness and an interest in the past as it affects or reflects the present. During the politicized 1960s, Enquist was a principle practitioner of documentarism. He is both an important playwright and a novelist.

Jens Peter Jacobsen (18471885) made his literary debut with the novella "Mogens" in 1872. Diagnosed with advanced tuberculosis two years later, he completed several more short stories and two novels.

Tiina Nunnally is the award-winning translator of numerous works of Scandinavian literature, including "Kristin Lavransdatter" (winner of the PEN/Book-of-the-Month Club Translation Prize).

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