Cart
Free Shipping in Australia
Proud to be B-Corp

The Dreamers Gilbert Adair

The Dreamers By Gilbert Adair

The Dreamers by Gilbert Adair


$14.99
Condition - Very Good
Only 2 left

Summary

'The Dreamers' is about a young American student who comes to Paris in 1968. Obsessed with film, he becomes involved with two fellow cineastes. Cocooned in their apartment, the three of them push themselves further until the violence in the streets invades their lives with violent consequences.

The Dreamers Summary

The Dreamers by Gilbert Adair

Paris in the spring of 1968. The city is beginning to emerge from hibernation and an obscure spirit of social and political renewal is in the air. Yet Theo, his twin sister Isabelle and Matthew, an American student they have befriended, think only of immersing themselves in another, addictive form of hibernation: moviegoing at the Cinematheque Francaise. Night after night, they take their place beside their fellow cinephiles in the very front row of the stalls and feast insatiably off the images that flicker across the vast white screen. Denied their nightly 'fix' when the French government suddenly orders the Cinematheque's closure, Theo, Isabelle and Matthew gradually withdraw into a hermetically sealed universe of their own creation, an airless universe of obsessive private games, ordeals, humiliations and sexual jousting which finds them shedding their clothes and their inhibitions with equal abandon. A vertiginous free fall interrupted only, and tragically, when the real world outside their shuttered apartment succeeds at last in encroaching on their delirium. The study of a triangular relationship whose perverse eroticism contrives nevertheless to conserve its own bruised purity, brilliant in its narrative invention and startling in its imagery, The Dreamers (now a major film by Bernardo Bertolucci) belongs to the romantic French tradition of Les Enfants Terribles and Le Grand Meaulnes and resembles no other work in recent British fiction.

The Dreamers Reviews

'Piquant and riveting' Anthony Burgess

About Gilbert Adair

Gilbert Adair has published novels, essays, translations, children's books and poetry. He has also written screenplays, including The Dreamers from his own novel for Bernardo Bertolucci.

Additional information

GOR001184892
9780571216260
0571216269
The Dreamers by Gilbert Adair
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Faber & Faber
2004-02-19
208
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

Customer Reviews - The Dreamers