SHE LOVES ME by Peter Esterhazy

SHE LOVES ME

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KIRKUS REVIEW

 She Loves Me ($26.95; Oct.; 195 pp.; 8101-1557-3): This episodic dramatization of the various forms and consequences of love chronicles in 97 brief ``chapters'' its unnamed narrator's wide experience of women of all sorts. ``There's this woman. She loves me,'' or some contradiction or variant of the same, begins each of the segments (some occupying only a paragraph). Hungarian novelist Esterh†zy (The Glance of Countess Hahn-Hahn, 1995, etc.) cleverly suggests how a politically volatile country imbues its citizens with pent-up energies that must be spent somehow, and makes of his Casanova both a rather attractive cad and a seeker after ultimate satisfactions who's all too willing to settle for the carnal here and now.

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1997
ISBN: 0-8101-1557-3
Page count: 195pp
Publisher: Northwestern Univ.
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 15th, 1997




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