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[EPUB] ✶ The Emperor Waltz By Philip Hensher – Bchipdigital.co.uk The new novel from Booker Prize shortlisted Philip Hensher is his most ambitious and daring novel yetIn a third century desert settlement on the fringes of the Roman Empire a new wife becomes fascinatThe new novel from Booker Prize shortlisted Philip Hensher is his most ambitious and daring novel yetIn a third century desert settlement on the fringes of the Roman Empire a new wife becomes fascinated by a cult that is persecuted by the Emperor Diocletian In 1922 Christian a young artist travels to Weimar to begin his studies at the Bauhaus where the avant garde confronts c.

Onservative elements around it With postwar Germany in turmoil while the Bauhaus attempts to explore radical ways of thinking and living Christian finds that love will change him for ever And in 1970s London Duncan uses his inheritance to establish the country’s first gay bookshop in the face of opposition from the neighbours and victimisation by the policeDelving deep into.

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PDF/EPUB Philip Hensher ´ The Emperor Waltz Epub µ The Emperor Epub / ´ 2005 he has taught creative writing at the University of Exeter He has edited new editions of numerous classic works of English Literature such as those by Charles Dickens and Nancy Mitford and Hensher served as a judge for the Booker Prize From 2013 he will hold the post of Professor of Creative Writing at Bath Spa University3Since 2000 Philip Hensher has been listed as one of the 100 most influential LGBT people in Britain4 and in 2003 as one of Granta's twenty Best of Young British Novelists1In 2008 Hensher's semi autobiographical novel The Northern Clemency was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize In 2012 Hensher won first prize German Travel Writers Award and is shortlisted for the Green Carnation Prize He also won the Stonewall Prize for the Journalist of the Year in 2007 and The Somerset Maugham Award for his novel Kitchen Venom in 1996 He wrote the libretto for Thomas Adès' 1995 opera Powder Her Face This has been his only musical collaboration to dateHis early writings have been characterized as having an ironic knowing distance from their characters and icily precise skewerings of pretension and hypocrisy1 His historical novel The Mulberry Empire echos with the rhythm and language of folk tales while playing games with narrative forms1He is married to Zaved Mahmood a human rights lawyer at the United NationsYou can find out about Philip on his author page at 4th Estate Books

10 thoughts on “The Emperor Waltz

  1. Maya Panika Maya Panika says:

    PDF/EPUB Philip Hensher ´ The Emperor Waltz Epub µ The Emperor Epub / ´ emperor epub, waltz epub, The Emperor book, The Emperor Waltz PDFAnother weighty tome from the wonderful Philip Hensher Three stories stand side by side the birth of Christianity in a third century Roman provincial town; post Great War Germany the Bauhaus the Weimar republic and the growing power of Nazism; 1980s London where a young man opens London's first a gay bookshop just as a mysterious new disease seems to be spreading through the community This is a book about outsiders small groups of individuals determined to be themselves who pitch themselves against society's norms and march to their own beat in the face of fear prejudice and persecution and in so doing change their worlds Other than that there's not much that connects the threads only occasionally something an object a word an idea; like The Emperor Waltz itself originally titled 'Hand in Hand' and written as a ' toast of friendship' between Austria and Germany Or like the blackbirds of this story Druidic legend tells of three blackbirds which sing in


  2. Gerhard Gerhard says:

    PDF/EPUB Philip Hensher ´ The Emperor Waltz Epub µ The Emperor Epub / ´ emperor epub, waltz epub, The Emperor book, The Emperor Waltz PDFThis is only the second Philip Hensher novel I have read after King of the Badgers His latest The Friendly Ones is also on my reading radar Hensher is an interesting and eclectic writer than likely to lure one to his back list once you have read one of his booksWhat attracted me to The Emperor Waltz the most I think was the fact that it includes an array of eras and time periods from the Roman Empire to the 1920s and the 1970s to the mid 1980sWhat narrative glue would Hensher use to bind all these disparate strands together? This is exactly where the novel fails I think The individual sections just do not cohere Also some are definitely interesting than others which makes the read a strange combination of slog and anticipationWhile the two major storylines are about the Bauhaus movement in the 1920s and the establishment of London’s first gay bookshop in the 1970s there are weird interludes like a s


  3. Jennifer (JC-S) Jennifer (JC-S) says:

    PDF/EPUB Philip Hensher ´ The Emperor Waltz Epub µ The Emperor Epub / ´ emperor epub, waltz epub, The Emperor book, The Emperor Waltz PDF‘We exist in society and we make our own societies as we go’In 1889 Johann Strauss II composed the Emperor Waltz originally called ‘Hand in Hand’ as a symbolic toast to friendship from the Austrian Emperor Franz Josef to the German Kaiser Willhelm II The waltz was first performed in Berlin on 21 October 1889 It is a beautiful piece of music which referred to twelve times in the novel provides one of the leitmotifs in this sprawling novel There are a number of different people settings and stories divided into books in this novel They are at least in my reading loosely but differently connected References to the Emperor Waltz link a number of the nine books within the novel while references to red hair provide a different type of connection between some bo


  4. Bellish Bellish says:

    PDF/EPUB Philip Hensher ´ The Emperor Waltz Epub µ The Emperor Epub / ´ emperor epub, waltz epub, The Emperor book, The Emperor Waltz PDFIn line with most reviewers of this book I found it a disappointment after being excited by the fantastic sounding premise The themes are very subtle so the supposed interweaving of narratives which is really two stories told in about 3 parts with some random interludes in other times and places doesn't impress The sections


  5. Mark Landmann Mark Landmann says:

    PDF/EPUB Philip Hensher ´ The Emperor Waltz Epub µ The Emperor Epub / ´ emperor epub, waltz epub, The Emperor book, The Emperor Waltz PDFWell it took me a long long time but I finally finished it I wouldn't really recommend it I'm afraid After loving The Northern Clemency I found this one uite a contrast Whereas in TNC I found the characters extremely compelling and the dialogue poignant and moving in this case I can barely remember any of the millions of characters and some of the dialogue seemed almost laughably wooden especially in the Bauhaus sections I love it when David Mitchell moves us around between stori


  6. Tehmina Kazi Tehmina Kazi says:

    PDF/EPUB Philip Hensher ´ The Emperor Waltz Epub µ The Emperor Epub / ´ emperor epub, waltz epub, The Emperor book, The Emperor Waltz PDFI attended a reading of The Emperor Waltz at Polari in London last year which brought the house down I had to get my hands on a copy and really enjoyed reading it The book follows the Bauhaus movement in 1920s Germany through the eyes of a lawyer's son and the establishment of a gay bookshop in 1970s London Interspersed between these two main stories are smaller vignettes such as an autobiographical excerpt of the author having an infected toe treated in London


  7. Mandy Mandy says:

    PDF/EPUB Philip Hensher ´ The Emperor Waltz Epub µ The Emperor Epub / ´ emperor epub, waltz epub, The Emperor book, The Emperor Waltz PDFTwo points to make first of all I really enjoyed reading this long sprawling and ambitious novel I found it absorbing and entertaining and most of the time well written Secondly it’s not a novel in the accepted sense There are two main narratives a couple of vignettes and a completely bizarre and disconnected short story about a Christian woman suffering for her faith under the Romans There doesn’t seem to be any attempt to link these disparate elements unless the leitmotif of The Emperor Waltz is the connecting link – which seems rather banal and unconvincing Fortunately the two main narratives are compelling enough to have kept me interested but I do get annoyed at this sort of approach to a really very sensible tradition of having a novel simply be a nove


  8. Andrew Smith Andrew Smith says:

    PDF/EPUB Philip Hensher ´ The Emperor Waltz Epub µ The Emperor Epub / ´ emperor epub, waltz epub, The Emperor book, The Emperor Waltz PDFI finished The Emperor Waltz a couple of weeks ago and at the time I was inclined to rate the book a four star read maybe even a five star I was dazzled by Hensher's storytelling talent and the vivid idiosyncratic depictions of his characters But on reflection I realized that the book made no sense as a cohesive novel Cleverer readers than I may be able to see links between the distinct secti


  9. Roger Brunyate Roger Brunyate says:

    PDF/EPUB Philip Hensher ´ The Emperor Waltz Epub µ The Emperor Epub / ´ emperor epub, waltz epub, The Emperor book, The Emperor Waltz PDFCliues Cults and CataclysmsFirst let me try to explain what we have here The book I won't call it a novel consists of nine parts and an epilogue The two main int


  10. Ellie Jenkins Ellie Jenkins says:

    PDF/EPUB Philip Hensher ´ The Emperor Waltz Epub µ The Emperor Epub / ´ emperor epub, waltz epub, The Emperor book, The Emperor Waltz PDFA really beautiful book on persecution resistance and solidarity in several moments in history Fun eccentric hilarious but also extremely sensitive and moving Loved it


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