The Book about Blanche and Marie

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Overlook Press, 2007 - Fiction - 218 pages
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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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User Review  - wengland - LibraryThing

A strange mixture of fact and fiction. Blanche Wittman, famous hysteria patient of Professor Charcot at Salpetriere Hospital in Paris and friend of Marie Curie, writes of her experiences in 3 books ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

The ordeals and sacrifices of two remarkable women are analyzed with penetrating intensity in the Swedish master's latest.Following the method employed throughout his oeuvre, and with particular ... Read full review


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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.

Tiina Nunnally has translated work by Astrid Lindgren, Henning Mankell, and Peter Hoeg, among others.

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