I Was Jack Mortimer (häftad)
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
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Pushkin Press Classics
Ignat Avsey
198 x 129 x 18 mm
190 g
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I Was Jack Mortimer

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'A fascinating snapshot of Vienna between the wars, pacey and entertaining' Guardian A man climbs into Ferdinand Sponer's cab and asks to be taken to the Hotel Bristol. Before he reaches his destination he has been murdered: shot through the throat. Though Sponer has committed no crime, he is drawn into the late Jack Mortimer's life. As the police circle closer, Sponer finds himself caught up in a tangled web of intrigue. I Was Jack Mortimer is a breathless, darkly captivating tale of misappropriated identity from one of the leading Austrian writers of the twentieth century.
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"The cast of this brilliant thriller ... are pure Raymond Chandler ... but the Viennese setting gives it an extra, stylish twist. It's excEllently written and fearsomely gripping." - Kate Saunders, The Times "Very few novels published in recent years match its daunting panache... The fast-moving, cleverly convoluted plot is brilliantly served by the sustained irony of Ignat Avsey's witty translation... a terrific book, one to read and then urge everyone else to follow suit... a truly clever, rather wonderful book that both plays with and defies genre." - Eileen Battersby, Irish Times "A fascinating snapshot of Vienna between the wars, pacey and entertaining." - Laura Wilson, Guardian "The action shifts and shimmers in a Vienna that comes to life." - Eileen Battersby, Irish Times

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Alexander Lernet-Holenia was born in Vienna in 1897. He served in the Austro-Hungarian army in the First World War and became a protg of Rainer Maria Rilke. During his life he wrote poetry, novels, plays and was a successful screenwriter. His uneasy relationship with the National Socialist Party resulted in his removal from prominence in 1944, but after the end of the Second World War, he again became a vital figure in Austrian cultural life. He died in 1976.