Lord Malquist and Mr. Moon

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August 2006



Tom Stoppard's first novel, originally published in 1966 just before the premiere of "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, " is an uproarious fantasy set in modern London. The cast includes a penniless, dandified Malquist with a liveried coach; Malquist's Boswellian biographer, Moon, who frantically scribbles as a bomb ticks in his pocket; a couple of cowboys, one being named Jasper Jones; a lion who's banned from the Ritz; an Irishman on a donkey claiming to be the Risen Christ; and three irresistible women.


"Lord Malquist & Mr. Moon takes places in dream-London, where everything is seen through a haze of despair, and cowboys and a coach-and-pair and a pet lion wander with innumerable others through the plot, giving it a kind of child-like surrealism. It manages to be sad without being sentimental, and to give its fantasies a wit and exactness that make them fruitful and rewarding."
EAN: 9780802142719
ISBN: 0802142710
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: August 2006
Seitenanzahl: 192 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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