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  • Published: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1998.
  • Year Published: 1998
  • Description: 278 p.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • 0374272549 :

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Tales of the night

by Høeg, Peter, 1957-

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Translation of : Fortællinger om natten.

Journey into a dark heart -- Hommage a Bournonville - The verdict on the Right Honorable Ignatio Landstad Rasker, Lord Chief Justice -- An experiment on the constancy of love -- Portrait of the avant-garde -- Pity for the children of Vaden town -- Story of a marriage -- Reflection of a young man in balance.

A collection of chiaroscuro stories by a Danish writer. One is on a woman idealizing love who discovers its reality, another is on a judge who runs off with a young man he just sentenced for homosexuality, a third is on a 1920s European whose eyes are opened to the dark side of civilizing African natives. By the author of The Woman and the Ape.

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