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The Resource A Moth to a Flame

A Moth to a Flame

Label
A Moth to a Flame
Title
A Moth to a Flame
Creator
Subject
Summary
'A literary giant in Sweden, Dagerman conjures a Strindbergian atmosphere of shadowy menace in his brief, intense novel, A Moth to a Flame... This moody, death-haunted novel is well worth reading' Evening StandardIn 1940s Stockholm, a young man named Bengt falls into deep, private turmoil with the unexpected death of his mother. As he struggles to cope with her loss, his despair slowly transforms to rage when he discovers that his father had a mistress. Bengt swears revenge on behalf of his mother's memory, but he soon finds himself drawn into a fevered and forbidden affair with the very woman he set out to destroy . . .Written in a taut, restrained style, A Moth to a Flame is an intense exploration of heartache and fury, desperation and illicit passion. Set against a backdrop of the moody streets of Stockholm and the Hitchcockian shadows in the woods and waters of Sweden's remote islands, this is a psychological masterpiece by one of Sweden's greatest writers.'Dagerman wrote with beautiful objectivity. Instead of emotive phrases, he uses a choice of facts, like bricks, to construct an emotion' Graham Greene'Dagerman can evoke such emotion in a single sentence' Colm Tóibín'There are some writers (Kafka and Lorca immediately spring to mind) who come to enjoy the status of saint; their lives and deaths constitute statements about existence and its proper priorities. A saint of this type is the Swedish writer Stig Dagerman' Times Literary Supplement
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Dagerman, Stig
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Family Sagas
  • Literary Fiction
  • Contemporary Fiction
  • Psychological Fiction
Label
A Moth to a Flame
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:PRU_714421
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780241400746
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
A Moth to a Flame
Control code
BORROWBOX:PRU_714421
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780241400746
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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