Two Gentlemen on the BeachBook - 2016
On the face of it, Winston Churchill and Charlie Chaplin | two icons of the twentieth century | couldn|t be more different. One the grand statesman whose resolve led a nation in the struggle against Nazi Germany, the other the world-famous actor and comedian behind The Great Dictator, whose owns roots were in poverty and hardship. But they are bound by a dark secret: both suffer from depression. When a chance encounter reveals what they share, an unusual and unlikely friendship ensues. A series of therapeutic meetings across the world, in Germany, England and America, sees each become the other|s confidant as they talk of their |black dog days|. With the eye of a masterfully subtle narrator, Michael K̲hlmeier imagines a startling friendship of unique understanding between this extraordinary pair; a friendship of the twentieth century between art and politics, humor and seriousness, but which at heart remains an understanding between two men | the poor tramp and the grand statesman | who bring together the history of the century.
Publisher: London : Haus Publishing Ltd, 2016.
Branch Call Number: FIC KOHLMEIER, MICHAEL
Characteristics: 230 pages ; 23 cm