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Book Title: Due vite|
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v The author of the book: Vikram Seth
Date of issue: September 7th 2006
ISBN 13: 9788830421578
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Read full description of the books Due vite:Le due vite narrate in questo libro sono quelle del prozio dell’autore, Shanti Behari Seth, e di sua moglie Henny Caro, che diventarono la «famiglia londinese» del giovane Vikram quando arrivò in Inghilterra per studiare, negli anni ’70. Ambedue i protagonisti hanno attraversato il ventesimo secolo vivendone sulla propria pelle i momenti più tragici: la persecuzione degli ebrei, che annientò la famiglia di Henny, e il secondo conflitto mondiale che costò a Shanti, arruolatosi nell’esercito britannico, la perdita di un braccio a Montecassino.
Dopo essersi conosciuti nella Berlino degli anni ’30, dove Shanti era giunto dall’India per studiare odontoiatria, i due si ritrovano nel dopoguerra a Londra – entrambi in qualche modo migranti, sradicati – e decidono, non più giovanissimi, di sposarsi, costituendo così un organismo indivisibile, una fortissima alleanza che solo la morte potrà spezzare. E il libro racconta l’esistenza di Henny e Shanti fino all’ultimo giorno, unendo l’attenzione per i particolari quotidiani a una meditazione sulla vita e sull’amore.
Read information about the authorVikram Seth is an Indian poet, novelist, travel writer, librettist, children's writer, biographer and memoirist.
During the course of his doctorate studies at Stanford, he did his field work in China and translated Hindi and Chinese poetry into English. He returned to Delhi via Xinjiang and Tibet which led to a travel narrative From Heaven Lake: Travels Through Sinkiang and Tibet (1983) which won the Thomas Cook Travel Book Award.
The Golden Gate: A Novel in Verse (1986) was his first novel describing the experiences of a group of friends who live in California. A Suitable Boy (1993), an epic of Indian life set in the 1950s, got him the WH Smith Literary Award and the Commonwealth Writers Prize.
His poetry includes The Humble Administrator's Garden (1985) and All You Who Sleep Tonight (1990). His Beastly Tales from Here and There (1992) is children's book consisting of ten stories in verse about animals.
In 2005, he published Two Lives, a family memoir written at the suggestion of his mother, which focuses on the lives of his great-uncle (Shanti Behari Seth) and German-Jewish great aunt (Henny Caro) who met in Berlin in the early 1930s while Shanti was a student there and with whom Seth stayed extensively on going to England at age 17 for school. As with From Heaven Lake, Two Lives contains much autobiography.
An unusually forthcoming writer whose published material is replete with un- or thinly-disguised details as to the personal lives of himself and his intimates related in a highly engaging narrative voice, Seth has said that he is somewhat perplexed that his readers often in consequence presume to an unwelcome degree of personal familiarity with him.
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