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Novel on Yellow Wallpaper : Revived Modern Classic - Stevie Smith

Novel on Yellow Wallpaper

Revived Modern Classic

Paperback Published: 1st June 1994
ISBN: 9780811212397
Number Of Pages: 260

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In his newest novel, A Tiler's Afternoon, Lars Gustafsson invites us to share a day's work with Torsten Bergman, an aging, semi-retired tile-layer. On this particular day, Torsten arrives at an empty suburban villa, partially renovated and left unfinished. A master craftsman, he knows what to do and goes about his business, all the while reminiscing over his past, considering what may be left of his future, daydreaming about the mysterious Sophie K., the absent occupant of the villa's upstairs flat. No one checks on the work. With the close of the day comes Torsten's growing unease over hours spent on perhaps futile labor. "But at that moment there was a loud knocking at the door - no, more of a pounding than a knocking. It sounded as if by some strange coincidence the whole world had come to life again and was trying to get in". Like Samuel Beckett, Lars Gustafsson turns the plainest of circumstances into poignant universals. There are yet roads to travel after we say we cannot go on.

ISBN: 9780811212397
ISBN-10: 0811212394
Series: Revived Modern Classic
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 260
Published: 1st June 1994
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.12 x 13.21  x 1.55
Weight (kg): 0.27

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