THE LOVED ONE: AN ANGLO-AMERICAN TRAGEDY by Evelyn Waugh (hier online bestellen)
Following the death of a friend, poet and pets' mortician Dennis Barlow finds himself entering into the
artificial Hollywood paradise of the Whispering Glades Memorial Park. Within its golden gates, death,
American-style, is wrapped up and sold like a package holiday. There, Dennis enters the fragile and bizarre
world of Aimée, the naïve Californian corpse beautician, and Mr Joyboy, the master of the embalmer's art ...
A dark and savage satire on the Anglo-American cultural divide, The Loved One depicts a world where love,
reputation and death cost a very great deal.
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About the author:
Evelyn Waugh (1903-1966) was born in Hampstead, England, into a family of publishers and writers. He was educated
at Lancing and at Hertford College, Oxford, where he majored in modern history.
Waugh's first book, A Life of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, was published in 1928. Soon afterward his first novel,
Decline and Fall, appeared and his career was sensationally launched. In fifteen novels of cunning construction
and lapidary eloquence, Time summarized later, Evelyn Waugh developed a wickedly hilarious yet fundamentally
religious assault on a century that, in his opinion, had ripped up the nourishing taproot of tradition and let
wither all the dear things of the world. Apart from his novels, Waugh also wrote several acclaimed travel
books, two additional biographies, and an autobiography, A Little Learning.
THE LOVED ONE: AN ANGLO-AMERICAN TRAGEDY
Broschiert - 128 Seiten - Penguin Books Ltd
Erscheinungsdatum: 3. August 2000
Preis: € 11,50
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