Guided Tours Of Hell: Novellas by Francine ProseGuided Tours Of Hell: Novellas by Francine Prose

Guided Tours Of Hell: Novellas

byFrancine Prose

Paperback | September 3, 2002

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The less-than-innocents abroad in these short novels are Americans in Europe, involved in what turn out to be pleasure tours of hell: shocking, bewildering trips that change forever their ideas about history, reality, politics, sex -- their entire lives.

In the title novella, a third-rate American playwright named Landau attends a literary conference in Prague, where an organized group excursion to a former concentration camp degenerates into a battle of wills and an exercise in egomania and public humiliation. Nina, the heroine of the second novella, "Three Pigs in Five Days," is sent to Paris to write an article for her lover's travel journal -- a dizzying, erotic pilgrimage that forces her to see how sex has distorted her view of the world.

Francine Prose is the author of fifteen books of fiction, including A Changed Man and Blue Angel, which was a finalist for the National Book Award, and the nonfiction New York Times bestseller Reading Like a Writer. Her latest novel, Goldengrove, was published in September 2008. She is the president of PEN American Center. She lives in...
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Title:Guided Tours Of Hell: NovellasFormat:PaperbackPublished:September 3, 2002Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:006008085X

ISBN - 13:9780060080853

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