The Book about Blanche and Marie

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Overlook, Apr 24, 2007 - Fiction - 218 pages
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From one of the world's most acclaimed authors comes a tale that explores the complex relationship between Blanche Whitman, the famous hysteria patient of Professor J. M. Charcot and Marie Curie, Polish physicist and Nobel Prize winner.

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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

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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 a novelist, playwright, and poet with works published in twenty-six countries. "The Royal Physician's Visit" won Sweden's most important literary prize -- the August Prize -- and France's "Prix du Meilleur Livre etranger." Tiina Nunnally is an award-winning translator whose credits include Peter Hoeg's bestselling "Smilla's Sense of Snow.

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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