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Patricia Duncker

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Patricia Duncker is Professor of Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia.

Omfatter også følgende navne: P. Duncker, Patricia Dunker, Duncker Patricia, Patricia Duncker

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The Mammoth Book of Lesbian Short Stories (1999) — Bidragyder — 95 eksemplarer
Ovid Metamorphosed (2000) — Bidragyder — 64 eksemplarer
When It Changed: Science into Fiction (2009) — Bidragyder — 58 eksemplarer
Crossing the Border (1998) — Bidragyder — 21 eksemplarer
A Second Skin: Women Write about Clothes (1998) — Bidragyder — 17 eksemplarer
Sinister Wisdom 46: Dyke Lives (1992) — Bidragyder — 11 eksemplarer

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a bit too heavy on the romance for me-while I don't mind a blend of mystery and romance-this one felt contrived to me
cspiwak | 34 andre anmeldelser | Mar 6, 2024 |
This is one of the more bizarre love triangle stories I've read.
JBarringer | 20 andre anmeldelser | Dec 15, 2023 |
Unfortunately, I feel that this short book is one that would be easily spoiled by sharing too much. The protagonist is a doctoral student who is doing a dissertation on an author, Paul Michel. Michel has been diagnosed with schizophrenia, and is living is days out in an institution. To reveal more plot (in my opinion) would deprive the reader of the unfolding of the tale, but I will say a few things.

First, the story starts slowly, and seems like nothing much at all in terms of a plot. But the more I read, the more I felt truly sucked in by the story, and I couldn't put it down for the final quarter.

There are many interesting themes for such a small book, but in some ways it is a love letter to readers, highlighting the critical role a reader (real or imagined) plays to a writer. And, yet in other ways, it is a tribute to love in general.

For some reason, it really reminded me of [b:The Bell Jar|6514|The Bell Jar|Sylvia Plath|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1473890514s/6514.jpg|1385044] and also a tiny bit of [a:J.D. Salinger|819789|J.D. Salinger|https://images.gr-assets.com/authors/1288777679p2/819789.jpg] in the way the characters are drawn.

Recommended for lovers of literary fiction . . .the slow build may make others impatient. On the flip side, it's very short.
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Anita_Pomerantz | 20 andre anmeldelser | Mar 23, 2023 |
Die Germanistin von Patricia Duncker ist ein intensives, spannendes und stellenweise humorvolles Buch. Ein geheimnisvolles und tiefes Buch.
Es handelt sich um einen Doktoranden, der sich mit dem französischen Schriftsteller Paul Michel beschäftigt. Angefacht von einer mysteriösen Germanistin entwickelt er eine Leidenschaft, die ihn auf die Suche nach dem Schriftsteller veranlasst.
Er überwindet die Widerstände der Institutionen und beginnt den seit 1984 im Irrenhaus verwahrten Paul Michel zu besuchen. Ihre Gespräche über Wahn, Literatur, das Leben sind brilliant.
Der Roman ist fliessend geschrieben und man ist angezogen vom Erzählstrom, so dass man das Buch nicht aus der Hand zu legen vermag.
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illusiana | 20 andre anmeldelser | Oct 28, 2019 |



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