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A Moth to a Flame by Stig Dagerman, Benjamin Miers-Cruz, Siri Hustvedt

A Moth to a Flame

Stig Dagerman, Benjamin Miers-Cruz, Siri Hustvedt

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Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publication date: 5 Sep 2019
ISBN: 9780241400739
4 stars out of 5
Ian Thomson
12 Sep 2019

"This moody, death-haunted novel is well worth reading."

Written in a lean, cinematic prose, Dagerman’s existential novels of the late Forties consider marital breakdown and sexual betrayal. Greene, for one, praised them for their “beautiful objectivity” and air of morbid psychology... Thanks to Graham Greene’s advocacy, Dagerman was in fact published in the UK in the late Fifties and early Sixties. A poet of the mundane, his influence can be felt today in detective fiction from Scandinavia (Henning Mankell, Jo Nesbo). This moody, death-haunted novel is well worth reading.

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