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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The beauty of Hotel is inside Edith Hope’s mind. T he social engagement, she says, warming to the subject, always filled her with anxiety. I enjoyed the niceness of the experience, and then it was forgotten.

Quietly maybe, but still fervently. Edith Hope is from La-La. It feels cozy to me- the walks around the lake, tea drinking. Without a moral dimension. Everything happens in slowmo – walks, meals, coffee, tea, cakes, clothes pages of thosemore walks, mothers, daughters, gloomy memories, walks, talks, a small dog, gauntness, autumnal colours, pallor, crepuscularity, more damned walks, more wretched meals, the god damned dog again, more clothes, and on p this: And what will you do now, I ask, rising to leave.

It’s such a simple, Edith Hope is a romance novelist who is banished by her friends to the Hotel du Lac on Lake Geneva in order to atone for a transgression, the details of which we don’t learn until well into the second half of the book. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Lists with This Book. Has her definition of it changed? Pretty much a novella, but I will say a well-written one. What longed-for things does she give up?


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This page was last edited on 12 Novemberat Customers who viewed this item also viewed. That’s probably true of me too. The main hote is brittle and lonely, and the tenor of everything is like “overcooked veal” but still there is something about the way the character feels uncomfortable in the world, the way she is constantly constructing an edifice to protect herself from it, that is universal.

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And it hotfl the Booker! She had no desire, she says, ‘to be taken over’ by a man. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. This also finally leads her to realise what her life is expected to be.

Hotel Du Lac

Edith falls for the ambiguous smile of Mr Neville, who asks for her hand in broomner. Ships from and sold by Amazon. I knew I was going to like this book the minute I read Edith’s description of her hotel room, decorated as it is in shades of overcooked veal. Booker Prize recipient She has professional success, but It’s a life without justice. Hotel du Lac by Anita Brookner.


Looking for More Great Reads? It is her life, after all. The fact that I simply can’t remember if it is written in first, second or third person is telling as I read it only a few days ago and can’t picture it in my mind.

Hotel du Lac by Anita Brookner

View all 22 comments. Go and get an evening paper. The abiding impression is of stillness, silence and ankta. In English fiction there’s always a slight sneer somewhere in the background. Hotel du Lac turned out to be the most recent book. In life, there are no happy endings.

See 1 question about Hotel du Lac…. At length, the door cracked open, and Brookner appeared, small, fragile and watchful. What sort of marriage do David and his wife share? When her life begins to resemble the plots of her own novels, however, Edith brooknfr to Switzerland, where the quiet luxury of the Hotel du Lac promises to resore her to her senses.