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Alan Hollinghurst

Autor(a) de The Line of Beauty

21+ Works 10,594 Membros 269 Críticas 42 Favorited

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Obras por Alan Hollinghurst

The Line of Beauty (2004) 4,558 exemplares
The Swimming-Pool Library (1988) 2,000 exemplares
O Filho do Desconhecido (2011) 1,607 exemplares
The Folding Star (1994) 1,074 exemplares
The Spell (1998) 703 exemplares
The Sparsholt Affair (2017) 597 exemplares
New Writing 4 (1995) — Editor — 11 exemplares
Il caso Sparsholt (2019) 2 exemplares
Howard Hodgkin (2008) 2 exemplares
The Spell (2018) 1 exemplar
Yabancinin Cocugu (2013) 1 exemplar
La stella di Espero (1995) 1 exemplar
[No title] (2020) 1 exemplar
Hollinghurst Alan 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Offshore (1979) — Introdução, algumas edições1,309 exemplares
Bruges-la-Morte (1892) — Introdução, algumas edições449 exemplares
Flesh and the Word: An Anthology of Erotic Writing (1992) — Contribuidor — 195 exemplares
The Pleasure of Reading (1992) — Contribuidor — 188 exemplares
Granta 43: Best of Young British Novelists 2 (1993) — Contribuidor — 177 exemplares
The Ivory Tower (1917) — Introdução, algumas edições137 exemplares
Man of My Dreams: Provocative Writing on Men Loving Men (1996) — Contribuidor — 75 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Gay Erotica (1997) — Contribuidor — 73 exemplares
Between Men 2: Original Fiction by Today's Best Gay Writers (2009) — Contribuidor — 35 exemplares
Something Inside: Conversations with Gay Fiction Writers (1999) — Contribuidor — 33 exemplares
Britten and Auden in the Thirties (1981) — Prefácio, algumas edições16 exemplares
The Line of Beauty [TV miniseries] (2006) — Original novel — 16 exemplares
Nemo's almanac: a quiz for book lovers (2017) — Introdução — 12 exemplares
A Love Letter to Europe: An Outpouring of Sadness and Hope (2019) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum



The Stranger's Child by Alan Hollinghurst em Booker Prize (Novembro 2020)


Although the story is different, the structure of this book reminded me a lot of the last Hollinghurst I read, The Stranger's Child. At the core there's the lived experience of one person, but that person remains in the shadows while others live their lives in the centre, and keep coming against the unknowable core but getting their own impressions and reflections of it. There's also the frequently awkward relationship Johathan has with his father David, and how people of certain age seem to be interested in him only because of it.… (mais)
mari_reads | 21 outras críticas | Jan 21, 2024 |
A strange, melancholy book redeemed by some of the most nuanced descriptions of commonplace feelings I've ever read.
mmparker | 75 outras críticas | Oct 24, 2023 |
In the first part of this book, in the 1910s before the first world war, Cecil, a poet, arrives to visit his friend George and his family—his mother, brother Hubert, and sister Daphne. Out of the visit comes a poem that later becomes famous, initially written in Daphne's autograph book but probably written George in mind. What follows in the later parts is the afterlife of Cecil, who died in the war, with a fancy memorial at the family estate and collected poems edited and published by a friend. Generation after generation, new people find themselves interested in him and try to understand what he was actually like, but ways to getting to that are increasingly difficult. People only know their own stories, didn't want to know, didn't have the words, made their memories into stories they were comfortable sharing, put their papers and photos away and forgot about them. At the end, there are only maybes and theories and speculation, a tantalising gap that just cannot be filled. For me, this aspect was the most compelling thing about the book, the characters much less so.… (mais)
mari_reads | 75 outras críticas | Sep 15, 2023 |
I enjoyed this a lot, the kind of layered structure I enjoy. This novel shifts in time and protagonist, from the turn of the 20th century to its end. The unifying story is that of a poet, Cecil Valance, and we see him through the people who become infatuated with him and his works. Cecil is young, handsome, talented, and aristocratic. A poem he writes in a young girl's autograph album becomes an emblem of English pride, one that every schoolchild reads. In each era, gay men are the main characters (though there’s a hint a some lesbians) and we see how the furtive relationships of the 1900s move to married characters in the 80s. There's also a strong woman, the girl with the autograph album, whose life touches everyone in the story in one way or another.… (mais)
piemouth | 75 outras críticas | Sep 2, 2023 |



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