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Literature and Fiction Literary
What is it to be human? This question, as in
Birdsong, is at the heart of Human
The story begins in Brittany where a
young, poor boy somehow passes his medical exams and goes to
Paris, where he attends the lectures of Charcot, the
Parisian neurologist who set the world on its head in the
1870s. With a friend, he sets up a clinic in the mysterious
mountain district of Carinthia in south-east
If The Girl at the Lion d’Or was a
simple three-movement symphony, Birdsong an opera,
Charlotte Gray a complex four-movement symphony and
On Green Dolphin Street a concerto, then Human
Traces is a Wagnerian grand opera.
the Hardcover edition.
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