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Sad strains of a gay waltz a novel by Irene Dische

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Published by Metropolitan Books in New York .
Written in English



  • Germany


  • Mathematicians -- Fiction.,
  • Germany -- Fiction.

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Edition Notes

StatementIrene Dische.
LC ClassificationsPT2664.I725 F7413 1997
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 305 p. ;
Number of Pages305
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL664424M
ISBN 100805053573
LC Control Number97009992

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A gay love story set against the backdrop of the reunification of Germany. A gay mathematical physicist, Benedikt eschews human company, preferring calculations to emotions. Into his life come a poor Russian woman, her terrified son, and the East German ex-housekeeper of Albert Einstein. ''Sad Strains of a Gay Waltz'' not only seems too florid for Dische's brittle comedy, it also relies on the easiest of double-entendres. A foreign feeling -- and what's most foreign to the novel's main character, Benedikt Waller, is the very notion of feeling itself. Sad Strains of a Gay Waltz. By IRENE DISCHE Henry Holt and Company, Inc. Read the Review. Marcia maestosa: Benedikt's family, its history and his place in it, leading up to his current predicament she absentmindedly leafed through the telephone book, realizing her mistake during his awed silence. A curious tale, by turns sympathetic and aloof, of the humanization of a German mathematician/aristocrat who seeks contact with his own kind after learning he has a.

(quoted from Sad Strains of a Gay Waltz) `Dr Waller and Dr Graf,' the young teacher had interrupted politely, `the particles are just theoretical, a computer model. If we understand correctly, two waves rolling towards each other, they don't really exist.   SAD STRAINS OF. A GAY WALTZ. By Irene Dische. pp. New York: Metropolitan Books. $ An American writer and film maker who has lived for many years in . Dische worked on several other story collections before publication of her first novel,Sad Strains of a Gay Waltz, a "brittle comedy," according to New York Times Book Review writer Michael Gorra. Benedikt, Count Waller von Wallerstein, is at the center of this work that looks at the fracture lines in the newly reunited Germany. M/M gay books with tragedy/sad ending that made you cry buckets. No HFN or HEA at all just downright depressing with no hope or even a glimmer of happiness. NOTE: Books that is just sad, depressing and makes you cry but have a HFN or HEA does not qualify to be on this list. If unsure of a book, please try not to add it here. TQ For example, the death of the protagonist should suit this list.