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Flights of Love: Stories

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Publisher Comments:

From the internationally best-selling author of The Reader, here is a collection of stories that weave themselves around the idea of love—love to seek and love to flee; love as desire, as guilt, as confusion or self-betrayal; love as habit, as affair, and as life-changing rebellion.

As his myriad fans know from The Reader, Bernhard Schlink’s power as a storyteller resides in his cool compassion and in the intelligence that he wields like a laser to penetrate human motives and human behavior. Here his subject is not history but the heart itself, and with the forensic delicacy of a master he lays bare the essence of our feelings.

Already an enormous success in the author’s native Germany, Flights of Love is certain to be celebrated, discussed, read and re-read.

Review:

"He is a master of appearances, but only of appearances. His books appear to have serious themes: in The Reader, the difficulties of the second generation in reconciling with the Nazi past; in Flights of Love, the jealousies and infidelities and sublimities of love affairs. Both books owe the entirety of their momentum to the machinations of plot, but the plot is spun charmingly and contrivingly enough that you hardly have a chance to discover that the characters are vacant, virtually without interior lives. Schlink's style is perfectly calibrated to appeal, spare enough to earn the intellectual-sounding description of "minimalist," but more Calvin Klein than Donald Judd." Ruth Franklin, The New Republic (read the entire The New Republic review)

About the Author

Bernhard Schlink is the author of the internationally best selling novel The Reader and of four crime novels, The Gordian Knot, Self Deception, Self-Administered Justice, and Self Slaughter, which are currently being translated into English. He is a professor at the Benjamin Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University, in New York.

Table of Contents

Girl with lizard — A little fling — The other man — Sugar peas — The circumcision — The son — The woman at the gas station.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375420900
Subtitle:
(stories )
Author:
Schlink, Bernhard
Author:
Woods, John E.
Publisher:
Pantheon Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Short stories
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st American ed.
Edition Description:
American
Series Volume:
no. 17
Publication Date:
c2001
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
308 p.
Dimensions:
7.82x5.37x1.17 in. .96 lbs.

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Product details 308 p. pages Pantheon Books - English 9780375420900 Reviews:
"Review" by , "He is a master of appearances, but only of appearances. His books appear to have serious themes: in The Reader, the difficulties of the second generation in reconciling with the Nazi past; in Flights of Love, the jealousies and infidelities and sublimities of love affairs. Both books owe the entirety of their momentum to the machinations of plot, but the plot is spun charmingly and contrivingly enough that you hardly have a chance to discover that the characters are vacant, virtually without interior lives. Schlink's style is perfectly calibrated to appeal, spare enough to earn the intellectual-sounding description of "minimalist," but more Calvin Klein than Donald Judd." (read the entire The New Republic review)
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