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The Pole : a novel  Cover Image Book Book

The Pole : a novel

Summary: "Exacting yet unpredictable, pithy yet complex, Coetzee's The Pole tells the story of Wittold Walccyzkiecz, a vigorous, extravagantly white-haired pianist and interpreter of Chopin who becomes infatuated with Beatriz, a stylish patron of the arts, after she helps organize his concert in Barcelona. Although Beatriz, a married woman, is initially unimpressed by Wittold and his "gleaming dentures," she soon finds herself pursued and ineluctably swept into his world. As the journeyman performer sends her countless letters, extends invitations to travel, and even visits her husband's summer home in Mallorca, their unlikely relationship blossoms, though only on Beatriz's terms. The power struggle between them intensifies, eventually escalating into a full-fledged battle of the sexes. But is it Beatriz who limits their passion by paralyzing her emotions? Or is it Wittold, the old man at his typewriter, trying to force into life his dream of love? Reinventing the all-encompassing love of the poet Dante for his Beatrice, Coetzee exposes the fundamentally enigmatic nature of romance, showing how a chance meeting between strangers--even "a Pole, a man of seventy, a vigorous seventy," and a stultified "banker's wife who occupies her days in good works"--can suddenly change everything" --

Item details

  • ISBN: 9781324093862
  • ISBN: 1324093862
  • Physical Description: print
    167 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, [2023]
Subject: Pianists Fiction
Man-woman relationships Fiction
Adultery Fiction
Infatuation Fiction
Pianistes Romans, nouvelles, etc
Relations entre hommes et femmes Romans, nouvelles, etc
Genre: Romance fiction.
Psychological fiction.
Novels.
Romans.

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  • 17 out of 18 copies are currently available at PINES. (Show)
  • 2 out of 2 copies are currently available at Flint River Regional Library System. (Show)
  • 1 out of 1 copy are currently available at Peachtree City Library.

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COETZEE ( Send Text)
31022010378021 ADULT Available

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