Adam Thirlwell - Author

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Adam Thirlwell is twenty-four years old. He is the deputy editor of Areté, and lives in Oxford. In January 2003 he was chosen by Granta as one of the Best of Young British Novelists.

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Strategie

Strategie

Author: Adam Thirlwell Format: eBook Release Date: 06/09/2017

Moshe liebt Nana und Nana liebt Moshe. Und sie versuchen ihr bestes und alles. Aber das reicht nicht. Dann kommt Anjali hinzu. Anjali ist Nanas Freundin. Sie ist sehr schon. Zuerst kussen sich Nana und Anjali nur. Und zuerst schaut Moshe nur zu. Irgendwann sind sie zu dritt.Eine menage a trois in der Tradition von Milan Kundera und Woody Allen beginnt. Aber so einfach, wie sie sich das alles vorgestellt haben ist es gar nicht.Adam Thirlwell inszeniert meisterlich ein extravagantes Rollenspiel zwischen Leser, Erzahler und Protagonisten. Spielerisch, verwegen und mit beeindruckender stilistischer Eleganz verbindet er Elemente der groen Literatur des 19. und 20. Jahrhunderts."e;Ein faszinierender Roman, der Ihre sofortige Aufmerksamkeit verdient."e;The Independent

Lurid & Cute

Lurid & Cute

Author: Adam Thirlwell Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/01/2016

'I had this vision very clearly of a book in which I would record my total experience, and I knew how it should sound: with all the tones that no one ever admires, - the Gruesome, Tender, Needy, Sleazy, Boring, the Lurid and the Cute.' In this way the hero of Adam Thirlwell's new novel describes the book you hold between your hands: a delirious tale of backchat and low tricks, all of which begin when our hero wakes beside a woman who is bleeding, unconscious and not, unfortunately, his wife... And then, of course, events get very much worse. SHORTLISTED FOR THE GOLDSMITHS PRIZE 2015 WINNER OF THE E.M. FORSTER AWARD 2015

Grell und Su

Grell und Su

Author: Adam Thirlwell Format: eBook Release Date: 23/07/2015

Die coolste, wildeste, eindrucksvollste junge Stimme GrobritanniensEine gute Erziehung und ein guter Job. Eine schone Frau, einen Hund und ein Haus in den Suburbs: unser postmoderner Held besitzt alles. Doch dann steht ihm der Sinn nach Nervenkitzel: Gefuhle fur eine Frau, die nicht seine ist, eine Orgie und mehrere Schusswechsel. Eine Ereigniskette intolerablen Ausmaes nimmt ihren Lauf. Adam Thirlwell lasst diesen schillernden Teufelskerl durch sein ebenso rucksichtsloses wie unschuldiges Leben rasen, das schlagartig aus dem Ruder lauft. Quecksilbrig, melancholisch, angenehm bosartig: ein extravaganter und weltgewandter Grostadtroman."e;Ein wundervoll ausgeklugelter Roman uber Sex, Liebe, Verlust und Moral - eine Glanzleistung."e;Daniel Kehlmann

Lurid & Cute

Lurid & Cute

Author: Adam Thirlwell Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/01/2015

Shortlisted for the 2015 Goldsmiths Prize This yarn takes place in the suburbs of a giant city. In Brasilia they're coming off their night shift, in Tokyo they're having their first whisky sours - that's what's happening elsewhere in the world when our hero wakes up. Together with his wife and dog, he lives at home with his parents. He has had the good education and, until recently, the good job. In other words, the juggernaut of meaning was not parked heavily on our hero's lawn. But then the lurid overtakes him - and whether this lurid tone is caused by our hero's new unemployment, or his feelings for a girl who is not his wife, or the return of his old friend Hiro, it's hard to say. What's definite is that a chain of events begins that feels to those inside it, narcotic and neurotic, like one long and terrible descent - complete with lies, deceit, and chicanery; one orgy, one brothel, and a series of firearms disputes. While if you start to notice minute doubles and repeats, or wonder if what you took as some trick of perspective might in fact be a kink of reality, perhaps that shouldn't be so much of a surprise... For very possibly this suburban noir as the story of a woebegone and global generation - and our hero, the sweetest narrator in world literature, may well also be the most fearsome.

Der multiple Roman

Der multiple Roman

Author: Adam Thirlwell Format: eBook Release Date: 21/11/2013

Adam Thirlwell, der brillanteste junge Kopf der britischen Literatur lasst uns teilhaben an seinen funkenspruhenden Ideen und Gedanken: uber das Gluck des europaischen Romans, die Tucken des Ubersetzens, die Freude am Lesen und am Leben an sich. Wir erfahren, warum die Ubersetzung von Madame Bovary ins Englische einer gewissen Miss Herbert verloren ging, was es mit Nabokovs Lieblingsreisetasche auf sich hat und wieso uns die eigene Erfahrung stets uberholt.Ein kluges und witziges Buch uber Schriftsteller und Sprache, uber Reisen von Rio nach Triest und Prag, und daruber, dass die Literatur eine Geschichte von Leidenschaft, Verlust und Irrtum ist.

Fluchtig

Fluchtig

Author: Adam Thirlwell Format: eBook Release Date: 08/09/2010

Haffner ist charmant, eitel und moralisch verwerflich. Er ist ein Freigeist und ein Wustling. Und er liebt Frauen. In einem behaglichen Alpen-Kurort sitzt Haffner nun, mit 78 Jahren, und denkt uber die Verkopplungen des Lebens nach. Und sucht ein Allheilmittel, eine Wiedergutmachung. Und noch mehr Frauen. Nach und nach kommen bei ihm und dem Leser Fragen auf. Hat man seine Vergangenheit eigentlich verdient? Hat man die Familie, die man brauchte? Und die eigene Geschichte? Musste das sein? Ein brillanter, bosartiger und melancholischer Roman, eine unzuchtige Komodie, die den Leser verblufft zurucklasst. "e;Einer der besten britischen Romane seit Jahren."e; The Guardian

The Escape

The Escape

Author: Adam Thirlwell Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/08/2010

'The more I knew of Haffner,' writes Adam Thirlwell in The Escape, 'the more real he became, this was true. And, simultaneously, Haffner disappeared.' In a forgotten spa town snug in the Alps, at the end of the twentieth century, Haffner is seeking a cure, more women, and a villa that belonged to his late wife. But really he is trying to escape: from his family, his lovers, his history, his entire Haffnerian condition. For Haffner is 78. Haffner, in other words, is too old to be grown up.

Miss Herbert

Miss Herbert

Author: Adam Thirlwell Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/03/2009

The secret history of novelists is often a history of exile and tourism - a history of language learning. Like the story of Gustave Flaubert and Juliet Herbert, it is a history of loss and mistakes. As Flaubert finished Madame Bovary, Miss Herbert, his niece's governess, translated the novel into English. But this translation has since been lost. Miss Herbert provides a map to the imaginary country shared between writers and readers. For translation, and emigration, is the way into a new history of the novel. We assume that we can read novels in translation. We also assume that style does not translate. But the history of the novel is the history of style. Miss Herbert explores the solutions to this conundrum. This book demonstrates a new way of reading internationally - complete with maps, illustrations, and helpful diagrams. And it includes a slim appendix: 'Mademoiselle O', a story by Vladimir Nabokov, which he worked on in three languages, over thirty years, and whose original French version is now translated into English by Adam Thirlwell. Adam Thirlwell was named as one of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists in 2003 and again in 2013.

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