Journey in Blue
A Novel About H.C. Andersen
Normal Price: $27.60
Your Price: $24.84 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $2.76! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $1.24 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available, ships in 10-12 days
Journey in Blue by Stig Dalager
Book DescriptionCan conventional biography truly bring a world-famous person to life - someone who died long ago? How do you inhabit an interior world that has never been documented? In this absorbing novel, Stig Dalager has imagined the complex personality of Hans Christian Andersen to create a portrait of the writer that has been praised as the most vivid, realistic interpretation of his life so far attempted. From boyhood, Andersen's life is paraded before the reader in fragments as morphine is administered to him in his final days. The master storyteller's interactions with his friends, benefactors, enemies and others who influenced his life and work reveal how he transformed his experiences into literature - including his celebrated fairytales. Yet his painful search for artistic validation and religious certainty, combined with other longings that Andersen is unable to identify or control, leave him alienated and unable to understand why people should have ambiguous feelings towards him and his writings. This much-acclaimed novel is Dalager's first to appear in English and takes the reader on a journey through the spirit and imagination of one of the great names in world literature. Published little more than a year ago in Denmark, thirteen foreign-language editions are already available or in preparation. "Journey in Blue" has been a huge critical and commercial success in Denmark. Language rights have already been sold to thirteen countries with more to come. Interest in Andersen has rocketing with the bicentenary of his birth celebrated this year. Stig Dalager's previous novel was voted the fourth 'Most Important Danish Work of the twentieth century' in a recent literary survey. Dalager currently has four works being adapted for movie release 2005 - 2007.
Buy Journey in Blue book by Stig Dalager from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780720612691
(216mm x 144mm x 26mm)
Imprint: Peter Owen Publishers
Publisher: Peter Owen Publishers
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Stig Dalager
David's Story, Paperback (February 2010)» View all books by Stig Dalager
A fast-paced, gritty WWII historical novel for teens/adults, based on diaries and memoirs of holocaust survivors.
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Journey in Blue book by Stig Dalager and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - Stig Dalager
STIG DALAGER (born in 1952) is the author of novels, poetry and short story collections as well as plays, television and film scripts. One of Denmark's most distinguished writers, his internationally known works include the Sarajevo play I Count the Hours and The Dream, both premiered at the famous La Mama Theatre in New York. His novel Two Days in July about Claus von Stauffenberg and the plot to kill Hitler is soon to be a major film by Joseph Vielsmaier, director of Stalingrad. Dalager's play Lord and Shadow, an interpretation of H.C.Andersen and his world, was staged at the Scena Theatre in Washington, D.C. This year the play will be staged in New York, Rome, Moscow, Warsaw and Beijing.
Bestselling Books: Our Current Bestsellers | Australia's Hottest 1000 Books | Bestselling Fiction | Bestselling Crime Mysteries and Thrillers | Bestselling Non Fiction Books | Bestselling Sport Books | Bestselling Gardening and Handicrafts Books | Bestselling Biographies | Bestselling Food and Drink | Bestselling History | Bestselling Travel Books | Bestselling School Textbooks & Study Guides | Bestselling Children's General Non-Fiction | Bestselling Young Adult Fiction | Bestselling Children's Fiction | Bestselling Picture Books | Top 100 US Bestsellers
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2017. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.