The man who saw everything

The man who saw everything
Levy, Deborah
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  • Published: 2019
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Description

"An electrifying and audacious novel about beauty, envy, and carelessness by Deborah Levy, two-time Man Booker Prize finalist. It is 1988 and Saul Adler, a narcissistic young historian, has been invited to Communist East Berlin to do research; in exchange, he must publish a favorable essay about the German Democratic Republic. As a gift for his translator's sister, a Beatles fanatic who will be his host, Saul's girlfriend will shoot a photograph of him standing in the crosswalk on Abbey Road, an homage to the famous album cover. As he waits for her to arrive, he is grazed by an oncoming car, which changes the trajectory of his life--and this story of good intentions and reckless actions. The Man Who Saw Everything is about the difficulty of seeing ourselves and others clearly. It greets the specters that come back to haunt old and new love, previous and current incarnations of Europe, conscious and unconscious transgressions, and real and imagined betrayals, while investigating the cyclic nature of history and its reinvention by people in power. Here, Levy traverses the vast reaches of the human imagination while artfully blurring sexual and political binaries--feminine and masculine, East and West, past and present--to reveal the full spectrum of our world."-- Provided by publisher.

Related Subjects

Traffic accident victims--Fiction.
Historians--Fiction.
Man-woman relationships--Fiction.
Britons--Germany (East)--Fiction.

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ISBN:

9780241268025 (hardback)

ISBN:

9781632869845 (hardback)

Personal Author:

Levy, Deborah,

Title:

The man who saw everything / Deborah Levy.

Publication Info:

[London] : Hamish Hamilton, an imprint of Penguin Books, 2019.

Publication Info:

©2019

Physical description:

199 pages ; 22 cm

Content Type:

text

Media Type:

unmediated

Carrier Type:

volume

Subject term:

Traffic accident victims--Fiction.

Subject term:

Historians--Fiction.

Subject term:

Man-woman relationships--Fiction.

Subject term:

Britons--Germany (East)--Fiction.

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