Palace Of Flies

by Walter Kappacher
Palace Of Flies
  • ISBN-13: 9781954404021
  • Author(s): Walter Kappacher
  • Subject: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
  • Publisher: New Vessel Press
  • Imprint: New Vessel Press
  • Publication Date: 19-05-2022
  • Format: p/b

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This absorbing, sensitive novel portrays a famed author in a moment of crisis: an aging Hugo von Hofmannsthal returns to a summer resort outside of Salzburg that he visited as a child. But in the spa town where he once thrilled to the joys of youth, he now feels unproductive and uninspired, adrift in the modern world born after World War One. Palace of Flies conjures up an individual state of distress and disruption at a time of fundamental societal transformation that speaks eloquently to our own age.
About the book

This absorbing, sensitive novel portrays a famed author in a moment of crisis: an aging Hugo von Hofmannsthal returns to a summer resort outside of Salzburg that he visited as a child. But in the spa town where he once thrilled to the joys of youth, he now feels unproductive and uninspired, adrift in the modern world born after World War One. Palace of Flies conjures up an individual state of distress and disruption at a time of fundamental societal transformation that speaks eloquently to our own age.