Jonathan Coe

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Mr Wilder and Me


**The dazzling new novel from the prize-winning, bestselling author of Middle England** In the heady summer of 1977, a naive young woman called Calista sets out from Athens to venture into the wider world. On a Greek island that has been turned into a film set, she finds herself working for the famed Hollywood director Billy Wilder, about whom she knows almost nothing. But the time she spends in this glamorous, unfamiliar new life will change her for good. While Calista is thrilled with her new adventure, Wilder himself is living with the realisation that his star may be on the wane. Rebuffed by Hollywood, he has financed his new film with German money, and when Calista follows him to Munich for the shooting of further scenes, she finds herself joining him on a journey of memory into the dark heart of his family history. In a novel that is at once a tender coming-of-age story and an intimate portrait of one of cinema's most intriguing figures, Jonathan Coe turns his gaze on the nature of time and fame, of family and the treacherous lure of nostalgia. When the world is catapulting towards change, do you hold on for dear life or decide it's time to let go?
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Dům spánku


Ashdown, nepřehlédnutelné a ponuře krásné sídlo na mořském útesu, dominantní svému okolí - dříve studentská ubytovna, později soukromá klinika pro pacienty s poruchami spánku. A právě zde se ve dvou časových obdobích prolínají osudy několika osob: studentů Sáry a Roberta, ředitele kliniky doktora Duddena a filmového kritika Terryho. Pobyt na tom opuštěném místě s bludišti chodeb a tajemným sklepením každého nějak poznamenal, určil jeho další kroky, přinesl osudová i osudná rozhodování o sobě a druhých. Sára trpí narkolepsií, nedokáže rozlišovat mezi snem a skutečností. Robert hledá svou identitu podobně jako Terry pátrá po ztraceném filmu Salvatora Orteseho. Poněkud vyšinutý lékař pak vede svůj osobní boj se světem. Anglický prozaik Jonathan Coe bravurně proplétá jejich osudy až do zcela logického rozuzlení, kterého se však čtenář nedočká dřív, než dočte tři přílohy zařazené na konci románu. Autor mistrně mísí komično s tragičnem, patos s fraškou, napětí s uvolněním, jednou z jeho rafi
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10,33 € 10,87 €

Pár trotlů


V románu autor líčí příběh chlapců či mladých pánů z jedné školy v Birminghamu. Na pozadí jejich školních lásek, průšvihů či sportovního zápolení promítá obraz britské společnosti 70. let minulého století, kdy Británii sužovala vlna stávek, útoky IRA i problém rasismu v souvislosti s přílivem přistěhovalců. Ani mladí hrdinové se těmto problémům nevyhnou: sestra jednoho z chlapců se stane obětí bombového útoku, otce jiného brutálně zbijí při demonstraci... I za takových neutěšených poměrů je ale možné se bavit, milovat, dospívat.
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The Closed Circle


Set against the backdrop of the Millenium celebrations and Britain's increasingly compromised role in America's war against terrorism', The Closed Circle lifts the lid on an era in which politics and presentation, ideology and the media have become virtually indistinguishable. Darkly comic, hugely engaging, and compulsively readable, it is the much-anticipated follow-up to Jonathan Coe's bestselling novel The Rotters' Club, and reintroduces us to the characters first encountered in that book. But whereas The Rotters' Club was a novel of innocence, The Closed Circle is its opposite: a novel of experience.
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9th & 13th


When Penguin published What a Carve Up! in 1994, Jonathan Coe's lasting fame was assured. There followed a string of widely acclaimed novels that together chart the changing social fabric of Britain over the last thirty years. 9th and 13th brings tog ether several uncollected pieces of fiction and non-fiction, some of which never before published in the UK, from the master of comedy and pathos.Upozornenie: Vzhľadom na častejšie obmeny vydaní tejto knihy v zahraničí, kus, ktorý vám zašleme, nemusí mať rovnakú obálku ako je zobrazená tu. Zobrazená obálka môže byť iba ilustračná. Obsah knihy aj cena budú však identické, bez ohľadu na obálku.
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Number 11


This is a novel about the hundreds of tiny connections between the public and private worlds and how they affect us all. It's about the legacy of war and the end of innocence. It's about how comedy and politics are battling it out and comedy might have won. It's about how 140 characters can make fools of us all. It's about living in a city where bankers need cinemas in their basements and others need food banks down the street. It is Jonathan Coe doing what he does best ­- showing us how we live now. 'Coe is among the handful of novelists who can tell us something about the temper of our times' Observer
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Middle England


'The book everyone is talking about' The Times 'A comedy for our times' Guardian __________________ The country is changing and, up and down the land, cracks are appearing - within families and between generations. In the Midlands Benjamin Trotter is trying to help his aged father navigate a Britain that seems to have forgotten he exists, whilst in London his friend Doug doesn't understand why his teenage daughter is eternally enraged. Meanwhile, newlyweds Sophie and Ian can find nothing to agree on except the fact that their marriage is on the rocks . . . __________________ 'Coe's back with a bang. Middle England is the novel about Brexit we need' Daily Telegraph 'A pertinent, entertaining study of a nation in crisis' Financial Times, Books of the Year 'Very funny. Coe - a writer of uncommon decency - reminds us that the way out of this mess is through moderation, through compromise, through that age-old English ability to laugh at ourselves' Observer
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The Rotters' Club


'Sometimes I feel that I am destined always to be offstage whenever the main action occurs. That God has made me the victim of some cosmic practical joke, by assigning me little more than a walk-on part in my own life . . .' Coming of age in 1970s' Birmingham, teenager Benjamin Trotter is about to discover the agonies and ecstasies of growing up. Whether it is first love or last rites, IRA bombs or industrial strife, prog versus punk rock, expectations of bad poetry or an unexpected life-changing experience involving lost swimming trunks, The Rotters' Club is a heartfelt and hilarious portrait of a particular time and place featuring characters recognisable the world over . . . 'Very funny, a compulsive and gripping read' The Times 'Hugely entertaining' The Observer 'A book to cherish, a book to reread, a book to buy for all your friends' Independent on Sunday
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Mr Wilder and Me


A young woman named Calista meets the famed Hollywood director Billy Wilder in the sweltering summer of 1976. She knows nothing about him or his work, but this chance encounter will change her life for good. But while Calista is thrilled with her new adventure, Wilder himself - struggling to raise the money for his next feature film - is living with the realisation that his star may be on the wane. In his new novel that is, by turns, funny, tender and profoundly truthful, Jonathan Coe turns his gaze to the nature of time, fame, family and nostalgia. When the world is catapulting towards change, do you hold on for dear life or decide it's time to let go?
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15,15 € 15,95 €