He Dreamed of Lions


Original Title: Der von den Löwen träumte

original edition

Hardcover with jacket, 352 pages, 13.5 x 21.5 cm, 5.3 x 8.5 in.
ISBN: 978-3-630-87439-5
€ 22.00 [D] | € 22.70 [A] | CHF 30.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: Luchterhand Literaturverlag

Date of publication: October 21, 2019
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Hanns-Josef  Ortheil - He Dreamed of Lions


Hemingway in Venice: the story of an old man and his love of the sea

When Ernest Hemingway travels to Venice in 1948 he is in a severe crisis. Deep depressions have meant that he has not published any novels for a long time.

In the solitude of a country house on the lagoon he tries to get back to writing. He finds a hold in the friendship with a young fisherman who goes duck hunting with him. His love of an eighteen-year-old Venetian woman also shows him the way back to life.

Gradually a novel set in Venice comes into being, while the young fisherman senses the atmosphere of a very different story: that of an old man and the sea …

"Hanns-Josef Ortheil is a novelist experienced in dealing with a plot and skilful in creating suspense: an epic poet."

Neue Zürcher Zeitung (10.05.2019)


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