HARMONICA´S BRIDEGROOM von PAUL BINDING

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HARMONICA´S BRIDEGROOM von PAUL BINDING

HARMONICA´S BRIDEGROOM von PAUL BINDING

With a new afterword by the Author

>> Valancourt Books, Richmond, VA 2014
Erstausgabe: Aidan Ellis, Nenley-on-Thames 1984
Paperback, 168 Seiten

IN ENGLISCHER SPRACHE

Verlagstext:

Dan Varney, in Madrid for a conference, goes in search of a night of adventure to help take his mind off the terrible events of one year earlier, when an act of betrayal left his father dead and his beloved brother James in an institution. The unexpected sound of a harmonica playing one of James’s favourite tunes draws Dan to Kevin, a handsome English youth with a dark secret and a connection to Dan’s own past. Dan and Kevin feel not only attraction but sympathy, but when Dan learns of Kevin’s role in the mysterious tragedy that struck the Varney family, could any kind of relationship survive?

This new edition of Paul Binding’s critically acclaimed first novel Harmonica’s Bridegroom coincides with the 30th anniversary of its original publication and features a new afterword by the author.

Paul Binding (b. 1943) is a novelist, critic, poet and cultural historian. After spending his early childhood in Germany, he returned to be educated in England and studied English Literature at Oxford. He has been a lecturer at universities in Sweden, Mississippi, and Italy and was a managing editor for Oxford University Press and an editor for the New Statesman. His first novel, Harmonica’s Bridegroom (1984), was well reviewed by critics and earned accolades from novelists James Purdy and Brian Moore. Other novels have included Kingfisher Weather (1989); My Cousin the Writer (2006), chosen as book of the year by Francis King and deemed a ‘masterpiece’ by the Spectator; and, most recently, the critically acclaimed After Brock (2012).
Besides his novels, Binding frequently contributes reviews to The Independent, The Times Literary Supplement, and others, and is the author of several non-fiction works, including Lorca: The Gay Imagination (1985), St. Martin’s Ride (1990) (a memoir), Eudora Welty: Portrait of a Writer (1994), and a study of the artist in Ibsen (2006).
For more than twenty years, Binding has been involved with the promotion of Scandinavian literature and culture. His latest work, Hans Christian Andersen: European Witness, is forthcoming from Yale University Press in April 2014. He lives in Shropshire.