To Pieces

To Pieces To Pieces is Henri Parland s only novel published posthumously after his death from scarlet fever Ostensibly the story of an unhappy love affair the book is an evocative reflection upon th

  • Title: To Pieces
  • Author: Henry Parland Per Stam Dinah Cannell
  • ISBN: 9781870041874
  • Page: 480
  • Format: Paperback
  • To Pieces is Henri Parland s 1908 1930 only novel, published posthumously after his death from scarlet fever Ostensibly the story of an unhappy love affair, the book is an evocative reflection upon the Jazz Age as experienced in the Baltic Parland was profoundly influenced by Proust s A la recherche du temps perdu, and reveals his narrative through fragments of mem To Pieces is Henri Parland s 1908 1930 only novel, published posthumously after his death from scarlet fever Ostensibly the story of an unhappy love affair, the book is an evocative reflection upon the Jazz Age as experienced in the Baltic Parland was profoundly influenced by Proust s A la recherche du temps perdu, and reveals his narrative through fragments of memory, drawing on his fascination with photgraphy, cinema, jazz, fashion and advertisements Parland was the product of a cosmopolitan age his German speaking Russian parents left St Petersburg to escape political turmoil, only to become caught up in Finland s own civil war Parland first learned Swedish at the age of fourteen To remove Parland from a bohemian and financially ruinous life in Helsinki, his parents sent him to Kaunas in Lithuania, where he absorbed the theories of the Russian Formalists To Pieces became the focus of renewed interest following the publication of a definitive critical edition in 2005, and has since been published to great acclaim in German, French and Russian translation.

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    1. Tyhjyys ja ulkopuolisuus. Mustasukkaisuus ja kuolema. Vaeltelu. Levottomuus. Irrallisuus. Proustia ajatuksen virta ja esineiden herättämät muistot, tunteet ja ajatuksen. Ajattelun vaeltelu.

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