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Longing William Boyd

Longing By William Boyd ( and playwright, UK)

Longing by William Boyd


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Longing Summary

Longing by William Boyd

All things pass - is this your philosophy? Is there no room for love in your philosophy of life? Renowned and best-selling novelist William Boyd, CBE, adapts two Chekhov short stories, A Visit to Friends and My Life, to weave a comic tale about nineteenth-century Russian provincial life, both familiar and unfamiliar. When Kolia is invited to visit his oldest friends on their Estate in the country he anticipates a pleasant break from Moscow life. But as the comedy of provincial life plays out around him, he finds himself adrift in a miasma of false expectations, missed opportunities, and unspoken passions.

Longing Reviews

Fascinating . . . there is real ingenuity here, and a manifest love and understanding of the Russian writer ... Boyd ingeniously combines these two narrative strands . . . a truly Chekhovian atmosphere of rueful longing and the cruel inequality of love . . .this partnership between William Boyd and Anton Chekhov is undoubtedly blessed with both wit and moments of deeper feeling. -- Charles Spencer * Telegraph *
The play itself is a reverent tribute to Chekhov. There is no mistaking the depth of Boyd's immersion in his work -- Henry Hitchings * Evening Standard *

About William Boyd

William Boyd is the author of eleven novels, including Waiting for Sunrise. He has won the Whitbread Award; the Somerset Maugham Award; the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize; the James Tait Black Memorial Prize; the Prix Jean Monnet and the Costa Novel of the Year award. An adaptation of his novel Restless has been produced for the BBC. Longing is his first play.

Additional information

CIN1472517458G
9781472517456
1472517458
Longing by William Boyd
Used - Good
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
2013-02-19
96
N/A
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