Love in a Time of Hate: Art and Passion


Love in a Time of Hate: Art and Passion | 9781800811140 | Florian Illies

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Published:01/06/2023 by Profile Books Ltd


A Financial Times ‘Book to Read in 2023’

1930s Europe – as the Roaring Twenties wind down and the world rumbles towards war, the great minds of the time have other concerns.

Jean-Paul Sartre waits anxiously in a Parisian cafe for his first date with no-show Simone de Beauvoir. Marlene Dietrich slips from her loveless marriage into the dive bars of Berlin. Father and son Thomas and Klaus Mann clash over each other’s homosexuality. And Vladimir Nabokov lovingly places a fresh-caught butterfly at the end of Vera’s bed. Little do they all know, the book burning will soon begin.

Love in a Time of Hate skilfully interweaves some of the greatest love stories of the 1930s with the darkening backdrop of fascism in Europe, in an irresistible journey into the past that brings history and its actors to vivid life.

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