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Leaving Sardinia: A Novel

Leaving Sardinia A Novel Albert is an ordinary young man strangely ordinary He goes to the pool and pokes a hole in his newspaper so he can watch girls in their bathing suits He sees female genitalia in great works of art i

  • Title: Leaving Sardinia: A Novel
  • Author: Hans-Ulrich Treichel
  • ISBN: 9780375422614
  • Page: 485
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Albert is an ordinary young man, strangely ordinary He goes to the pool and pokes a hole in his newspaper so he can watch girls in their bathing suits He sees female genitalia in great works of art, including the crucifix He obsesses about his mother He finds himself in ridiculous situations involving men dressed like women But at the heart of this tale of a man at loAlbert is an ordinary young man, strangely ordinary He goes to the pool and pokes a hole in his newspaper so he can watch girls in their bathing suits He sees female genitalia in great works of art, including the crucifix He obsesses about his mother He finds himself in ridiculous situations involving men dressed like women But at the heart of this tale of a man at loose ends is Elena, the beautician from Sardinia with whom he falls in love, at least until he gets to know her For a while she has a Persian boyfriend who is married, which bothers Albert, but not enough to break things off It is only when he moves with her back to Sardinia, where she fulfills her dream of having her own salon, that things fall apart and Albert, eyes perhaps widely opened at last, faces up to his future In this stumbling, sympathetic hero, Hans Ulrich Treichel has perfected the postmodern hopeless romantic The result is a truly original, deeply funny novel.

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    About "Hans-Ulrich Treichel"

    1. Hans-Ulrich Treichel

      Hans Ulrich Treichel has quickly developed a literary reputation in Germany for writing which is readable, humorous and yet challenging He enjoyed huge popular and critical success with the publication of his first major prose work, Der Verlorene translated into English as Lost , in 1998 This work is a poignant re working of an experience through which Treichel s own family went towards the end of the Second World War Since Der Verlorene his career has developed through a series of prose works and novels which combine an acute sense of time and place with appealing comic irony Tristanakkord, Der irdische Amor, Heimatkunde, among others It was as a poet that he first began to write, however, and his anthologies of poetry have enjoyed renewed success as a result of his rise to fame as one of Germany s leading prose writers Hans Ulrich Treichel is also an academic and has published widely on German literature of the modern period He is currently director of the Deutsche Literaturinstitut in Leipzig.

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    1. I read this book in the original German (Der irdische Amor), but I'm assuming that it will be just as entertaining in English.


    2. Sono sempre aperta al fatto che un libro non l'ho capito o magari non è arrivato nel momento giusto ma questo è proprio brutto.


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