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Helen Humphreys

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Books by Helen Humphreys
Nocturne: On the Life and Death of My Brother (2013)
language
English
4.07 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: Not my favourite of Humphreys' books but I really loved how she described her brother's connection to music and her connecting the different approaches to music and writing, composing, playing, performing - her little section on Keats was stunning too and this quote from John Cag...
The Reinvention of Love (2011)
language
English
3.33 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: What a beautiful writer Helen Humphreys is. In this historical fiction about the illicit love affair between Victor Hugo's wife, Adele, and his literary critic, Charles Sainte-Beuve, the human soul in its "delicate balance of happiness and melancholy" is examined. It is not hard ...
La verità, soltanto la verità (2011)
language
English
3.33 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: I admire authors who use real historical figures as the characters in their fiction. This book is about Charles Saint-Beuve, a contemporary of Victor Hugo, whose greatest love is Hugo’s wife. It is fascinating to explore the extreme freedom and the extreme constraints of a societ...
True Story: The Life and Death of My Brother (2013)
language
English
4.07 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: A nocturne is a musical composition, inspired by or evocative of the night. In its most familiar form, it is a single-movement character piece written for solo piano. With that description, it’s not difficult to see how fitting the title for Helen Humphreys’ memoir truly is, both...
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