D. M. Thomas, born in Cornwall, England in 1935, is a renowned author known for his contributions to the field of contemporary literature. He is best known for his novel “The White Hotel,” published in 1981, which received critical acclaim and established him as a prominent figure in the literary world. Thomas’s writing style is characterized by its poetic language and exploration of complex themes such as love, sexuality, and the human psyche. His works often blur the boundaries between reality and fantasy, creating a unique reading experience for his audience. Influenced by his background in psychology and his interest in Russian literature, Thomas’s writing showcases his deep understanding of human emotions and the intricacies of the human mind.

Another notable work by D. M. Thomas is “Eating Pavlova,” a semi-autobiographical novel published in 1999. This novel delves into themes of memory, identity, and the impact of historical events on individual lives. Thomas’s ability to seamlessly blend historical events with personal narratives has been highly praised by critics and readers alike. His works often challenge traditional narrative structures and push the boundaries of conventional storytelling, making him a significant figure in experimental literature. With his unique literary style and thought-provoking themes, D. M. Thomas continues to captivate readers and leave a lasting impact on the genre of contemporary literature.

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  • 1981 First Edition: The White Hotel, by D. M. Thomas

    The White Hotel explores the life of a young woman named Lisa Erdman, who is a patient of Sigmund Freud. The story is told through a series of dreams and memories that Lisa experiences, which reveal her traumatic past and the events that led her to seek treatment from Freud.

    The book is a haunting and powerful exploration of trauma, memory, and the human psyche. It is a beautifully written and deeply moving work that has been praised for its vivid imagery, lyrical prose, and complex characters. The White Hotel is a must-read for anyone interested in the human condition and the ways in which we cope with the traumas of our past.

    The present volume is the first edition of the book and is in mint condition.