In Pursuit Of A Vanishing Star by Gustaf SobinIn Pursuit Of A Vanishing Star by Gustaf Sobin

In Pursuit Of A Vanishing Star

byGustaf Sobin

Paperback | March 25, 2003

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Dying scriptwriter Philip Nilson spends his last days writing about a forgotten but critical moment in the life of Greta Garbo. He tracks that most elusive of film stars to an episode in Constantinople in 1924, where, under the tutelage of impresario Mauritz Stiller, Garbo emerges as one of the dominant icons of the twentieth century. Enthralled by the story, Nilson awakens to the memory of a long-forgotten first love that, he discovers, has held him in its grip for the better part of his life. This glowing novel is both a contemporary narrative celebrating a glorious moment in the history of cinema and an allegory touching upon the very meaning of existence.
Gustaf Sobin is a poet and author of The Fly-Truffler. American-born, he has lived in Provence for nearly forty years.
Title:In Pursuit Of A Vanishing StarFormat:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.39 inPublished:March 25, 2003Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0393324001

ISBN - 13:9780393324006


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