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D. M. Thomas (1935–2023)

Autor(a) de The White Hotel

44+ Works 2,997 Membros 39 Reviews 7 Favorited

About the Author

Writer and translator D. M. Thomas was born in Cornwall, England on January 27, 1935. He graduated with First Class Honours in English from New College, Oxford and became a teacher. In 1979, he became a full-time author and his best-known work is The White Hotel. His works also include memoirs, mostrar mais poetry and translations of Pushkin and Anna Akhmatova. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

Obras de D. M. Thomas

The White Hotel (1981) 1,673 cópias, 24 resenhas
Ararat (1983) 211 cópias, 2 resenhas
Alexander Solzhenitsyn: a century in his life (1998) 152 cópias, 2 resenhas
The Flute-Player (1979) 128 cópias, 2 resenhas
Swallow (1984) 109 cópias, 2 resenhas
Pictures at an Exhibition (1993) 103 cópias, 1 resenha
Birthstone (1980) 90 cópias
Sphinx (1986) 73 cópias
Eating Pavlova (1994) 71 cópias, 1 resenha
Flying in to Love (1992) 61 cópias, 2 resenhas
Lying Together (1990) 47 cópias
Summit (1987) 39 cópias
Memories and Hallucinations (1988) 39 cópias
Thomas: Selected Poems (1983) 24 cópias
Hunters in the Snow (2014) 21 cópias
Lady With a Laptop: A Novel (1996) 20 cópias, 1 resenha
Not Saying Everything (2006) 9 cópias
Logan stone (1971) 5 cópias
Top 4 cópias
Puberty Tree (1992) 4 cópias
Bleak Hotel (2008) 4 cópias
Two Voices (1968) 4 cópias
Vita Hotellet 2 cópias
Poetry in Crosslight (1975) 2 cópias
The Last Waltz: Poems (2021) 2 cópias
Lilith-prints (1974) 1 exemplar(es)
Fløjtespilleren (1984) 1 exemplar(es)
Freud Hayati Ve Dusunceleri (2012) 1 exemplar(es)
Seeking a suitable donor [short fiction] 1 exemplar(es), 1 resenha
Love and Other Deaths (1975) 1 exemplar(es)
Japanese Tattoo 1 exemplar(es)
Flying in to love 1 exemplar(es)
Dear Shadows (2004) 1 exemplar(es)
Horizons (1971) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Selected Poems (1985) — Tradutor, algumas edições577 cópias, 3 resenhas
For the Love of Books: 115 Celebrated Writers on the Books They Love Most (1999) — Contribuinte — 457 cópias, 3 resenhas
Ruslan and Lyudmila (1982) — Tradutor, algumas edições208 cópias
British Poetry Since 1945 (1970) — Contribuinte, algumas edições167 cópias, 2 resenhas
New Worlds: An Anthology (1983) — Contribuinte — 106 cópias, 3 resenhas
Science Fiction: The Future (1971) — Contribuinte — 86 cópias, 1 resenha
Gods and Mortals: Modern Poems on Classical Myths (2001) — Contribuinte — 69 cópias, 2 resenhas
Best SF Stories from New Worlds 4 (1969) — Contribuinte — 64 cópias
The New SF (1969) — Contribuinte — 63 cópias, 1 resenha
Best SF Stories from New Worlds 6 (1970) — Contribuinte — 56 cópias
Best SF Stories from New Worlds 5 (1969) — Contribuinte — 55 cópias, 1 resenha
New Worlds 6 (1973) — Contribuinte — 51 cópias
New Worlds 5 (1973) — Contribuinte — 47 cópias
Holding your eight hands; an anthology of science fiction verse (1970) — Contribuinte — 22 cópias, 1 resenha
The Umbral Anthology of Science Fiction Poetry (1982) — Contribuinte — 8 cópias
One Hundred Years a Diocese (1977) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias


Conhecimento Comum



Fecha de publicación: 1981
Editorial Aros Vergara
253 páginas
ISBN: 8471783363
Traducción del inglés: Jaime Zulaika
al12gui | outras 23 resenhas | Jun 1, 2024 |
Sigmund Freud attempts to treat a woman suffering from hallucinations that set explicit sexual acts in the foreground while mass death events are occurring in the background (drowning, fire, falling, buried alive). Getting into this novel is a bit of an uphill climb, since it's front-loaded with the hallucinations part but, on the far side of that, Sigmund goes to work as he tries to rationalize what's been shared, looking for the symbols he can tie into his patient's life and history.

There's a bit of a trick going on here, first hinted at and then increasingly evident (if you know your history, or you've just been reading the LT tags). The rising tension is mostly due to predicting what's coming rather than the plotting, although the hallucination element adds some ominousness. Its climax includes the most gut-wrenching description of this particular scene I've ever read, although I understand Thomas has Anatoly Kuznetsov to thank for its power. The final section ends on a mercifully happier note, the only one available.
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Cecrow | outras 23 resenhas | Jan 17, 2024 |
Terrific, unusual book, in three minds with at least three stories. The writing is delightful-fabulous.
RickGeissal | 1 outra resenha | Aug 16, 2023 |
This is a tough book. Partly, it is the 'post-modern' style of the narrative, wherein actual events and non-fictional material is interlaced within the writing. Partly, it is the intense sexual fantasy in the (supposed) sessions between the main character and Freud that might put people off, and the knowledge we have of the doom awaiting those who lived between the wars of the 20th century. Or it might have been the iterative views of what is portrayed, each one changing the one before like a psychological Rashamon. How can we trust the narrator? How can we trust the portrayal of Freud, just reaching his ideas about the connection between love and the death wish?

And all along there is love, in various forms, and death, natural and otherwise. Ultimately, we follow the main character all the way from trauma and pain and love to barbarous death, and something more.

An excellent novel for those open to its method and frankness.
… (mais)
ffortsa | outras 23 resenhas | May 7, 2023 |



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