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A Gentleman in Moscow

A Gentleman in Moscow

作者 : Amor Towles

出版社 : VIKING

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定價 : NT 630

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1920年代的俄國,正經歷前所未見的劇變。
然而,外面的世界,似乎與他的軟禁生活沾不上邊。
時代的殘酷,終究無法抹殺一切被遠拋在後方的人類記憶……

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外面的世界,正經歷著前所未見的劇變。
一生從未工作過的Alexander Rostov公爵,因為多年前撰寫的一首詩,而從此被蘇聯軟禁於豪華的莫斯科都市酒店(Metropol)中……

在這間坐落於克里姆林宮對街的酒店裡,習慣了奢華貴族生活、曾經沉浸於美酒、美食與文學裡的公爵,逐漸改變生活方式,找到另一種屬於他的人生意義。他結識酒店裡形形色色的人物:高官的早熟九歲女兒、莫斯科高級餐廳的主廚、旅外的法國服務生領班、美麗的女演員等,在拮据的狀態下,將人生的意義發揮到極致,也意外發現了自己情緒與人性的深度。

時空橫跨四十年,以大時代的俄國為背景,描繪舊時代的貴族在奢華監牢裡的軟禁生活,以幽默筆觸激發哲學思考,深入探索身為人的意義。

With his breakout debut novel, Rules of Civility, Amor Towles established himself as a master of absorbing, sophisticated fiction, bringing late 1930s Manhattan to life with splendid atmosphere and a flawless command of style. Readers and critics were enchanted; as NPR commented, “Towles writes with grace and verve about the mores and manners of a society on the cusp of radical change.”

A Gentleman in Moscow immerses us in another elegantly drawn era with the story of Count Alexander Rostov. When, in 1922, he is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, the count is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel’s doors. Unexpectedly, his reduced circumstances provide him a doorway into a much larger world of emotional discovery.

Brimming with humor, a glittering cast of characters, and one beautifully rendered scene after another, this singular novel casts a spell as it relates the count’s endeavor to gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be a man of purpose.
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