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by Alberto Manguel

Author: Alberto Manguel
Language: English
Publisher: Canongate (2004)
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Rating: 4.9
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Casting Robert Louis Stevenson as his protagonist, Alberto Manguel, author of the international bestseller .

Casting Robert Louis Stevenson as his protagonist, Alberto Manguel, author of the international bestseller A History of Reading. The setting is Samoa, where Stevenson, afflicted with tuberculosis, is living with his family in tropical splendor.

Karl Miller explores Stevenson Under the Palm Trees, Alberto Manguel's novella based on Robert Louis Stevenson's .

Karl Miller explores Stevenson Under the Palm Trees, Alberto Manguel's novella based on Robert Louis Stevenson's South Sea sojourn. Karl Miller's Electric Shepherd: A Likeness of James Hogg is published by Faber.

Alberto Manguel's 2004 novella Stevenson Under the Palm Trees shows the evidence of Manguel's friend Jorge Louis Borges in its invocation of the sort of reality so clearly delineated as to appear hallucinatory and powerful

Alberto Manguel's 2004 novella Stevenson Under the Palm Trees shows the evidence of Manguel's friend Jorge Louis Borges in its invocation of the sort of reality so clearly delineated as to appear hallucinatory and powerful. Manguel draws upon the malaise that Robert Louis Stevenson felt in the last months of his life, spent in residence with his family in what was then the German colony of Samoa, where he had gone to live in an effort to survive his consumption.

Manguel mixes motifs from Stevenson's life and work into a delightful literary soufflé. While it is too easy, as several European critics have done, to heap excessive praise on a novella, this is a clever and charming jeu d'esprit. Family And Parenting Marriage Samoa Scotland. Independent culture newsletter. The best in film, music, TV & radio straight to your inbox.

Alberto Manguel is probably best known for his books about books, which include A. .Author of the award-winning A History of Reading, News from a Foreign Country Came and Stevenson Under the Palm Trees, his most recent book is A Reading Diary.

Alberto Manguel is probably best known for his books about books, which include A History of Reading and The Library at Night Читать весь отзыв.

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Casting Robert Louis Stevenson as his protagonist, Alberto Manguel, author of the international bestseller A History of Reading, spins an intoxicating murder. In Samoa, Robert Louis Stevenson is languishing with the disease that will soon kill him, when a chance meeting with a mysterious Scottish missionary turns his mind back to his conservative Edinburgh roots. As further meetings with the missionary become increasingly strange, a series of crimes sours the atmosphere.

In the lush, uninhibited atmosphere of Samoa, Robert Louis Stevenson is languishing with the disease that will soon kill him; when a chance encounter with the mysterious Scottish missionary, Mr Baker, turns his thoughts back to his conservative, post-Reformation Edinburgh home. As Stevenson's meetings with the tantalizingly nebulous missionary become increasingly strange, a series of crimes against the native population sours the atmosphere. With its playful nod to Stevenson's life and work Manguel has woven an intoxicating tale in which fantasy infiltrates reality.

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