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Zwarte honden

Ian McEwan (author), Ernst Ris (translator)

Zwarte honden

Ian McEwan (author), Ernst Ris (translator)
In de relatie van een Engels echtpaar speelt de vraag naar wat goed en kwaad is, ook in de politiek, een sleutelrol.
Title
Zwarte honden
Author
Ian McEwan
Translator
Ernst Ris
Language
Dutch
Original language
English
Original title
Black dogs
Edition
2
Publisher
Amsterdam: De Harmonie, 2010 | Other editions
201 p.
ISBN
9789022325742 (hardback)

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In deze prachtige roman houdt McEwan (1948) zich bezig met de aloude vraag: 'Wat is waarheid?' Hij beschrijft het levensverhaal van een gedistingeerd Engels echtpaar. De man is zijn communistische idealen blijven aanhangen, ondanks de wandaden van diverse Oosteuropese regimes. Ook de vrouw wil de wereld verbeteren, maar laat de verbetering beginnen bij zichzelf, en houdt zich ver van politiek. Hun verhaal - ze kunnen niet met, maar ook niet zonder elkaar - vindt een fraaie parallel in de ontwikkeling van de naoorlogse Europese geschiedenis, voor en na 1989. 'Zwarte honden' was genomineerd voor de Booker Prize. Gebonden; normale druk.

About Ian McEwan

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Ian Russell McEwan, (born 21 June 1948) is an English novelist and screenwriter. In 2008, The Times featured him on its list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945" and The Daily Telegraph ranked him number 19 in its list of the "100 most powerful people in British culture".

McEwan began his career writing sparse, Gothic short stories. His first two novels, The Cement Garden and The Comfort of Strangers, earned him the nickname "Ian Macabre". These were followed by three novels of some success in the 1980s and early 1990s. His novel Enduring Love was adapted into a film of the same name. He won the Man Booker Prize with Amsterdam. His following novel, Atonement, garnered acclaim and was adapted into an Oscar-winning film starring Keira Knightley and James McAvoy. His later novels have included The Children Act, Nutshell, and Machines Like Me.

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