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A BRIGHT RAY OF DARKNESS

Hawke, Ethan

Εκδότης WILLIAM HEINEMANN , ISBN 9781785152603

Ethan Hawke is a true writer and his duality as an artist is skilfully reflected in A Bright Ray of Darkness. Hawke circles, descends, and crawls into his characters skin. Grimy shadows pass over the footlights, into the bowels of the theatre, where a struggling actor, perhaps mirroring the writer, seeks the vine of redemption, and claws his way into becoming.

Bright Ray is a riveting work.' PATTI SMITH

The first novel in nearly twenty years from the acclaimed actor/writer/director, A BRIGHT RAY OF DARKNESS is a book about art and love, fame and heartbreak -- a blistering story of a young man making his Broadway debut just as his marriage implodes.

A bracing meditation on fame and celebrity, and the redemptive, healing power of art; a portrait of the ravages of disappointment and divorce; a poignant consideration of the rites of fatherhood and manhood; a novel soaked in rage and sex, longing and despair; and a passionate love letter to the world of theatre, A Bright Ray of Darkness showcases Ethan Hawke's gifts as a novelist as never before.

Hawke's narrator is a young man in torment, disgusted with himself after the collapse of his marriage, still half-hoping for a reconciliation that would allow him to forgive himself and move on as he clumsily, and sometimes hilariously, tries to manage the wreckage of his personal life with whisky and sex. What saves him is the theatre: in particular, the challenge of performing Shakespeare in his Broadway debut under the leadership of a brilliant director. Searing, raw, and utterly transfixing, A Bright Ray of Darkness is a novel about shame and beauty and faith, and the moral power of art.

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Ethan Hawke is a true writer and his duality as an artist is skilfully reflected in A Bright Ray of Darkness. Hawke circles, descends, and crawls into his characters skin. Grimy shadows pass over the footlights, into the bowels of the theatre, where a struggling actor, perhaps mirroring the writer, seeks the vine of redemption, and claws his way into becoming.

Bright Ray is a riveting work.' PATTI SMITH

The first novel in nearly twenty years from the acclaimed actor/writer/director, A BRIGHT RAY OF DARKNESS is a book about art and love, fame and heartbreak -- a blistering story of a young man making his Broadway debut just as his marriage implodes.

A bracing meditation on fame and celebrity, and the redemptive, healing power of art; a portrait of the ravages of disappointment and divorce; a poignant consideration of the rites of fatherhood and manhood; a novel soaked in rage and sex, longing and despair; and a passionate love letter to the world of theatre, A Bright Ray of Darkness showcases Ethan Hawke's gifts as a novelist as never before.

Hawke's narrator is a young man in torment, disgusted with himself after the collapse of his marriage, still half-hoping for a reconciliation that would allow him to forgive himself and move on as he clumsily, and sometimes hilariously, tries to manage the wreckage of his personal life with whisky and sex. What saves him is the theatre: in particular, the challenge of performing Shakespeare in his Broadway debut under the leadership of a brilliant director. Searing, raw, and utterly transfixing, A Bright Ray of Darkness is a novel about shame and beauty and faith, and the moral power of art.

Πληροφορίες προϊόντος

  • Συγγραφέας Hawke, Ethan
  • Eκδότης WILLIAM HEINEMANN
  • ISBN 9781785152603
  • Κωδικός Ευριπίδη 040100074560
  • Έτος κυκλοφορίας 2021
  • Σελίδες 256
  • Διαστάσεις 21χ15
  • Βάρος 340 gr

Hawke, Ethan

Συγγραφέας

Ο Ίθαν Χοκ, τέσσερις φορές υποψήφιος για Όσκαρ (δύο φορές για συγγραφή σεναρίου και δύο για Β΄ ανδρικό ρόλο) γεννήθηκε το 1970 στην πόλη Όστιν του Τέξας από έφηβους γονείς που χώρισαν, όταν ήταν μόλις τεσσάρων ετών. Στα δεκατέσσερα άρχισε να μελετά την τέχνη της υποκριτικής στο θέατρο "Μακάρτερ" του Πρίνστον όπου το 1985 έκανε το κινηματογραφικό του ντεμπούτο στην ταινία "Explorers" δίπλα στον Ρίβερ Φίνιξ. Συνέχισε τις σπουδές του στο πανεπιστήμιο Μέλον, αλλά σύντομα τις σταμάτησε, μόλις επιλέχτηκε για την ταινία "Ο κύκλος των χαμένων ποιητών". Έχει πρωταγωνιστήσει, µεταξύ άλλων, στις ταινίες "Reality Bites", "Γκάτακα", "Hµέρα εκπαίδευσης", καθώς και σ’ αυτές του Ρίτσαρντ Λινκλέιτερ, "Πριν το ξηµέρωµα", "Πριν το ηλιοβασίλεµα", "Πριν τα µεσάνυχτα" και "Μεγαλώνοντας". Είναι συγγραφέας των µυθιστορηµάτων "The Hottest State" και "Ash Wednesday". Ζει στο Μπρούκλυν της Νέας Υόρκης µε τα τέσσερα παιδιά του και τη σύζυγό του, Ράιαν Χοκ. Υπήρξε παντρεμένος με την Ούμα Θέρμαν (1998-2004), με την οποία έχει αποκτήσει δύο παιδιά.

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