Book THE WHITE HOTEL – 1st Edition Hard Cover
First edition hard cover
“A novel of blazing imaginative and intellectual force.”—Salman Rushdie
“To describe this novel as spine-tingling in its indescribable poetic effect would be to trivialize its profoundly tragic theme. Say then that it is heart-stunning.”—The New York Times
“Astonishing . . . elegantly experimental yet quite warm . . . A forthright sensuality mixed with a fine historical feeling for the nightmare moments in modern history, a dreamlike fluidity and quickness.”—John Updike, The New Yorker
Set in 1919, The White Hotel is a novel written by the English poet, translator and novelist D. M. Thomas. It was first published in 1981 in Great Britain then by The Viking Press in the United States. It won the 1981 Cheltenham Prize and was short-listed for the Booker Prize in the same year. The narrative is told principally in the form of an erotic journal, letters between the female narrator and a fictionalized Sigmund Freud, and Freud’s case history analysis of the narrator.
A number of attempts have been made to make the novel into a film which have included by Bernardo Bertolucci with Barbra Streisand, by David Lynch with Isabella Rossellini and by Emir Kusturica with Nicole Kidman. Some have described the book as unfilmable or unadaptable.
REALM-certified condition: 7/10: Unread, while dust jacket shows age.