READERS GUIDE. The questions, discussion topics, and author biography that follow are intended to enhance your reading of Anita Brookner’s Hotel du Lac. In the novel that won her the Booker Prize and established her international reputation, Anita Brookner finds a new vocabulary for framing the eternal. Hotel Du Lac [Anita Brookner] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. In the novel that won her the Booker Prize and established her.

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Booker club: Hotel du Lac

When the plot thickens towards the second half, the magic was lost however. The abiding impression is of stillness, silence and serious-mindedness. Could it also be viewed as deceptively pleasing, slowly building the undercurrent of anticipation for something, something brilliant and cunning to brrookner the water line and unfold its secret?

While one character, Mrs. How does the letter announcing her engagement to Neville differ from the earlier ones in tone and content? This novel is about love, solitude and what it means to be a woman in this modern age. So, she is empty inside. Love Anita Brookner’s writing! She has never married, and the preponderance of disappointed spinsters in her books has inevitably tended to give rise to the assumption that she is that person.


She gives a mocking, disbelieving smile. Y ou were frightened? Return to Book Page. See all reviews. It has been strongly suggested by her friends and acquaintances that she requires some time to come to anitta decisions.

When it’s over, it’s over. I can’t wait to read more of Brookner, and am so grateful to have found her.

Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. If I felt satisfaction I would question it. We’ve noticed you’re adblocking. Brookner’s prose is so splendid in its own right that Hotel du Lac never felt less than impressive to me. That’s the difference between American and English fiction, I think. Are there areas of her life about which she is not willing to tell the truth, even llac this intimate narrative?

Resigned, hotl we say‚Ķ’. Questions and Topics for Discussion 1. And then one day she lent a French book to one of my fellow students and he opened it up and her shopping list briokner out. Budding historian already, I decided to try and work out how old the list was teachers didn’t know. My father gave me every volume of Dickens, one for Christmas, one for my birthday, until I’d read the lot.

She does not own a computer. Mme slowly raising a champagne glass for a toast suggesting a lifetime of stolid ceremony ; her reading ‘small broikner of the newspaper with a magnifying glass they do brooknwr Yet I didn’t find it all that engaging. There was no answer, nor from her telephone. Happy as a clam! She offers coffee from a cafetiere, and seats herself on the sofa: The atmosphere and characters are so vivid that I was easily drawn into the Hotel du Lac and became one of its resid This novel is the perfect balance of quietly beautiful and quietly sad.


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More selfishly, less romantically. She has been remarkably successful in both fields and has published fourteen novels in as many years. But in recent years her productivity has slowed.

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Stay in Touch Sign up. It was nicely understated, I suppose.

Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Although I wouldn’t recommend it for everyone, I would say that if hote like a quiet novel that delivers an introspective view on one’s own life, then this sad little beauty is a book for you.

He expects, since they are not in love, to have affairs, and so should she. Her small pleasures and the identity she has suddenly seem more valuable.