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Pilgrims Way: By the winner of the 2021 Nobel Prize in Literature

Pilgrims Way: By the winner of the 2021 Nobel Prize in Literature
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Pilgrims Way: By the winner of the 2021 Nobel Prize in Literature
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  • ISBN: 9781526653475
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**By the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature 2021**

An extraordinary depiction of the life of an immigrant, as he struggles to come to terms with the horror of his past and the meaning of his pilgrimage to England

Dear Catherine, he began. Here I sit, making a meal out of asking you to dinner. I don't really know how to do it. To have cultural integrity, I would have to send my aunt to speak, discreetly, to your aunt, who would then speak to your mother, who would speak to my mother, who would speak to my father, who would speak to me and then approach your mother, who would then approach you.

Demoralised by small persecutions and the squalor and poverty of his life, Daud takes refuge in his imagination. He composes wry, sardonic letters hectoring friends and enemies, and invents a lurid colonial past for every old man he encounters. His greatest solace is cricket and the symbolic defeat of the empire at the hands of the mighty West Indies. Although subject to attacks of bitterness and remorse, his captivating sense of humour never deserts him as he struggles to come to terms with the horror of his past and the meaning of his pilgrimage to England.


Exile has given Gurnah a perspective on the "balance between things" that is astonishing, superb ― Observer

[A] captivating storyteller, with a voice both lyrical and mordant, and an oeuvre haunted by memory and loss. His intricate novels of arrival and departure . reveal, with flashes of acerbic humour, the lingering ties that bind continents, and how competing versions of history collide ― Guardian

Gurnah is a master storyteller -- Aminatta Forna ― Financial Times

Gurnah etches with biting incisiveness the experiences of immigrants exposed to contempt, hostility or patronising indifference on their arrival in Britain ― Spectator

Gurnah writes with wonderful insight about family relationships and he folds in the layers of history with elegance and warmth ― The Times
Detalii
Autor GURNAH, Abdulrazak
An apariţie 2021
Editura Bloomsbury
Nr pagini 304
Dimensiuni 20 x 13 cm
Format Paperback, B
Cuvinte cheie: gurnah abdulrazak