Love writ large /

"For a fifteen-year-old, falling in love can eclipse everything else in the world, and make a few short weeks feel like a lifetime of experience. In Love Writ Large, Navid Kermani captures those intense feelings, from the emotional explosion of a first kiss to the staggering loss of a first bre...

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Author / Creator:Kermani, Navid, 1967- author.
Uniform title:Grosse Liebe. English
Imprint:London : Seagull Books, 2019
Description:233 pages ; 21 cm
Language:English
Series:The German list
Subject:First loves -- Fiction.
Teenagers -- Fiction.
Romance fiction, German -- 21st century.
Germany -- Fiction.
Bildungsromans.
Novels.
Bildungsromans.
Format: E-Resource Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11939963
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Other authors / contributors:Booth, Alexander, translator.
ISBN:0857426028
9780857426024
9780857426246
Notes:Translated to English from the German.
Summary:"For a fifteen-year-old, falling in love can eclipse everything else in the world, and make a few short weeks feel like a lifetime of experience. In Love Writ Large, Navid Kermani captures those intense feelings, from the emotional explosion of a first kiss to the staggering loss of a first breakup. As his teenage protagonist is wrapped up in these all-consuming feelings, however, Germany is in the crosshairs of the Cold War--and even the personal dramas of a small-town grammar school are shadowed by the threat of the nuclear arms race. Kermani's novel manages to capture these social tensions without sacrificing any of the all-consuming passion of a first love and, in a unique touch, sets the boy's struggles within the larger frame of the stories and lives of numerous Arabic and Persian mystics. His becomes a timeless a tale that reflects on the multiple ways love, loss, and risk weigh on our everyday lives."--Amazon.com.
Other form:Ebook version : 9780857426246