The Visit of the Royal Physician

The Visit of the Royal Physician

Enquist's masterpiece, acclaimed throughout Europe, is a superb examination of the clash between the raptures of love and the certainties of dogma, the torments of the flesh and the enticements of power.

Author: Per Olov Enquist

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780857055545

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Adultery, insanity, back-stabbing and blue blood in 18th century Denmark . . . The winner of THE INDEPENDENT FOREIGN FICTION PRIZE, Sweden's AUGUST PRIZE and France's Best Foreign Book Award It is the 1760s, the height of the Enlightenment, a time of great promise and transformation across Europe, but in the state of Denmark something is rotten. The young king, Christian VII, is a half-wit. His queen, the English princess Caroline Mathilde, has fallen in love his most trusted advisor, the court physician, Struensee, who is engaged in a bitter ideological battle with the head of the diplomatic corps, Guldberg. Gulberg, a cold-blooded religious fanatic, is determined too annihilate the Enlightenment ideals - which threaten to improve the lot of the peasantry and to support freedom of the press - that Struensee is introducing to Denmark. Whoever prevails will not only control the king but the nation state. The victor will impress his legacy on the kingdom: either Struensee's free-thinking principles or the repressive proscriptions of Guldberg. Enquist's masterpiece, acclaimed throughout Europe, is a superb examination of the clash between the raptures of love and the certainties of dogma, the torments of the flesh and the enticements of power. It is an unforgettable introduction to a fascinating period in European history.
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The Royal Physician s Visit

The Royal Physician s Visit

An international sensation, The Royal Physician's Visit magnificently recasts the dramatic era of Danish history when Johann Friedrich Struensee -- court physician to mad young King Christian -- stepped through an aperture in history and ...

Author: Per Olov Enquist

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743458030

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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An international sensation, The Royal Physician's Visit magnificently recasts the dramatic era of Danish history when Johann Friedrich Struensee -- court physician to mad young King Christian -- stepped through an aperture in history and became the holder of absolute power in Denmark. His is a gripping tale of power, sex, love, and the life of the mind, and it is superbly rendered here by one of Sweden's most acclaimed writers. A charismatic German doctor and brilliant intellectual, Struensee used his influence to introduce hundreds of reforms in Denmark in the 1760s. He had a tender and erotic affair with Queen Caroline Mathilde, who was unsatisfied by her unstable, childlike husband. Yet Struensee lacked the subtlety of a skilled politician and the cunning to choose enemies wisely; these flaws proved fatal, and would eventually lead to his tragic demise.
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The Roll of the Royal College of Physicians of London v 2

The Roll of the Royal College of Physicians of London v  2

Royal College of Physicians of London. on his visit to the springs . Whilst at Bath
he paid a visit to bishop Warburton at Prior park . The learned prelate has drawn
the following inimitable portrait of him in a letter to Dr. Hurd , dated 18th ...

Author: Royal College of Physicians of London

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ISBN: STANFORD:24502936496

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The Roll of the Royal College of Physicians of London 1701 to 1800

The Roll of the Royal College of Physicians of London  1701 to 1800

Royal College of Physicians of London, William Munk Richard Robertson Trail.
on his visit to the springs . Whilst at Bath he paid a visit to bishop Warburton at
Prior park . The learned prelate has drawn the following inimitable portrait of him
in ...

Author: Royal College of Physicians of London

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ISBN: HARVARD:HC2WZ9

Category: Physicians

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The Wandering Pine

The Wandering Pine

Clear-eyed, rueful, written with elegance and humour, this is the singular story of a remarkable man.

Author: Per Olov Enquist

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781780870182

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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When everything began so well, how could it turn out so badly? A blisteringly frank autobiographical novel by Sweden's great man of letters - for readers of K. O. Knausgaard's My Struggle. "Some life. Some novel . . . Wonderful, brave, evocative . . . It is a remarkable story, and Enquist is remarkably frank in narrating every last detail" Herald What was it about Hjoggböle, a farming village in the northernmost part of Sweden, that created so many idiots - and writers? There was nothing to indicate that P.O. Enquist would be stricken by an addiction to writing. Nothing in his family - honest, hardworking people. Not a trace of poetry. And yet he worked his way, via journalism, novels and plays, to the centre of Swedish politics and cultural life. His books garnered prize after prize. His plays ran for decades and premiered on Broadway. Why then, living with a new wife in Paris, does he hole up in their palatial Champes-Élysées apartment, talking only to his cat? How is it that he wakes to find himself in an uncoupled carriage on a railway siding in Hamburg, two - or was it three? - days after the first-night party finished? And what is it that drives him to run shoeless through the deep January snow of an Icelandic plain, leaving the lights of the drying out clinic far behind? Narrating in the third person, as if he were merely a character in the eventful, perplexing and ultimately triumphantly redemptive drama of his own life, P.O. Enquist is as elliptical as Karl Ove Knausgaard is exhaustive. Clear-eyed, rueful, written with elegance and humour, this is the singular story of a remarkable man.
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Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of London

Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of London

A visit to a hospital service by a team of clinicians selected by the College may be
a helpful way to identify problems and suggest possible solutions , the
implementation of which would then be the responsibility of the local doctors and
 ...

Author: Royal College of Physicians of London

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ISBN: UCLA:L0082886169

Category: Medicine

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The Parable Book

The Parable Book

He has written the book that smoldered unwritten within him his entire life. The book he had always seen as the one he could not write.

Author: Per Olov Enquist

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781848668874

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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"The love that dare not speak its name . . ." Sweden, 1949. A boy of 15, cutting across a garden, chances upon a woman of 51. What ensues is cataclysmic, life-altering. All the more because it cannot be spoken of. Can it never be spoken of? Looking back in late old age at an encounter that transformed him suddenly yet utterly, P.O. Enquist, a titan of Swedish letters, has decided to "come out" - but in ways entirely novel and unexpected. He has written the book that smoldered unwritten within him his entire life. The book he had always seen as the one he could not write. This poignant memoir of love as a religious experience - as a modern form of the Resurrection - is also a deeply felt reflection on the transitoriness of friendship, the fraught nature of family relationships, and the importance of giving voice to what cannot be forgotten. A parable as hauntingly intense as any Bergman film. Translated from the Swedish by Deborah Bragan-Turner
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Grandfather the Wolves

Grandfather   the Wolves

Fascinating and dream-like, this compelling tale for children by Per Olov Enquist tells the story of Mina, who wakes up one night to find that a crocodile has bitten her on the bottom.

Author: Per Olov Enquist

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN: 0715645595

Category: Children's stories

Page: 144

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Fascinating and dream-like, this compelling tale for children by Per Olov Enquist tells the story of Mina, who wakes up one night to find that a crocodile has bitten her on the bottom. Her tired parents don't recognise the seriousness of the situation, but Mina's Grandpa knows what to do. He takes Mina, her sister and their cousins on a dangerous journey up Three Cave Mountain. What they find there will leave them changed forever. Offering a sweet and original glimpse into the mind of a perky and irrepressible child, Grandfather and the Wolves will thrill younger and older readers alike.
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Per Olov Enquist

Per Olov Enquist

It is a story that astonishes at every turn ' New York Times Roua The Visit OF THE
P ROYAL PHYSICIAN hysician PER OLOV ENQUIST PER OLOV ENQUIST Per
Olov Enquist ' s The Visit of the Royal Physician Boyd Tonkin The Swedish ...

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ISBN: WISC:89104752332

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As part of Pegasos, Kuunsankosken Kaupunginkirjasto of Finland presents a biographical sketch about the Swedish novelist and playwright Per Olov Enquist (1934- ). Enquist has written about sports and the town of Vasterbotten. Some of Enquist's works include "The Magnetist's Fifth Winter" (1964), "The Legionnaires" (1968), "The Night of the Tribades" (1975), "Downfall" (1985), and "The Royal Physician's Visit" (1999).
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Enquist Plays 1

Enquist Plays  1

The first collection by Sweden's foremost contemporary playwright NIGHT OF THE TRIBADES (1975) centres around the triangular relationship between August Strindberg, the actress Marie Caroline David and Siri von Essen.

Author: Per Olov Enquist

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781408149775

Category: Drama

Page: 288

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The first collection by Sweden's foremost contemporary playwright NIGHT OF THE TRIBADES (1975) centres around the triangular relationship between August Strindberg, the actress Marie Caroline David and Siri von Essen. It has been translated into twenty languages including a short run on Broadway. THE IMAGE MAKERS (1998) deals with Selma Lagerlof's father and his alcoholism whilst THE RAIN MAKERS is a fascinating study of Hans Christian Anderson. THE HOUR OF THE LYNX: "Enquist's play, feelingly translated from the Swedish offers a profound exploration of spirituality, love and faith within a text that is grippingly dramatic, unfailingly absorbing and often upliftingly lyrical." "At a time when young writers were looking for new forms of literary expression, Enquist settled for an investigative style, and attempt to reconstruct events reported to have happened, but where the truth is often too inaccessible... it was a style that was to remain Enquist's literary landmark characterising both his novels and his plays" Contemporary World Authors ed. Tracey Chevalier
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The Roll of the Royal College of Physicians of London

The Roll of the Royal College of Physicians of London

In the summer of 1810 he accompanied Sir George Mackenzie and his fellow
student the future Sir Henry Holland , on a visit to Iceland . He contributed to Sir
George ' s published account of that tour the portions connected with botany and
 ...

Author: William Munk

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ISBN: UOM:39015072156790

Category: Physicians

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The Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners

The Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners

The practice statistics from a doctor's account ledger , initialled ' G. P. ' are
analysed to see if they fit the career of Dr George Pilkington , between ... The
habit of sending patients to a pharmacist was uncommon - mostly confined to
physicians .

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ISBN: CHI:61534930

Category: Family Practice

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Annals

Annals

Travel fellowships will NOT be awarded retroactively . Applications and inquiries
concerning these travel fellowships should be addressed to the Awards
Committee , The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada , 74
Stanley ...

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ISBN: UCLA:L0083571364

Category: Medicine

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Report of Council for the Year Ended 31 August

Report of Council for the Year Ended 31 August

In June the Society hosted a short visit by Professor Gu Fangzhou , President of
the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences , who was in the UK to receive an
honorary fellowship from the Royal College of Physicians . Visits to and from
China ...

Author: Royal Society (Great Britain). Council

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105117482385

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Canadian Family Physician

Canadian Family Physician

Soviet Physicians Visit Canada TORONTO — Two senior Soviet physicians
completed a week - long visit to Canada in October , marking the 25th
anniversary of an exchange program involving Canadian and Soviet physicians .
The visitors on ...

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ISBN: UCLA:31158012477690

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Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine

Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine

Royal Society of Medicine (Great Britain). 359 Table 1 Unwezighted and
weighted numbers of ambulatory visits for ... The purpose of this study was
therefore to examine the relationship between ambulatory physician antibiotic
prescribing ...

Author: Royal Society of Medicine (Great Britain)

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ISBN: UCLA:L0099047474

Category: Medicine

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Includes selected papers from meetings of the Society and of its sections.
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Quarter of a Century of Progress

Quarter of a Century of Progress

A similar conference was arranged in Edinburgh on August 1 , 1919 , at the
Royal College of Physicians ... " In the several visits of the committee to London
and Edinburgh , no one was more helpful with advice and counsel than Sir
William ...

Author: National Board of Medical Examiners

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ISBN: MINN:31951P005318291

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The Royal Visit of 1822

The Royal Visit of 1822

1790 ) was the sister of Earl Cathcart ( see n.54 ) . 41. Elizabeth ... of Waterford ,
and elder full brother of Lord Beresford ( see n.4 ) . His 2nd name ... He was
appointed Physician to the Prince Regent ( later George IV ) in 1812. As Keeper
of the ...

Author: James Noël MacKenzie MacLean

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105020345844

Category: Edinburgh (Scotland)

Page: 37

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The Summer of the Royal Visit

The Summer of the Royal Visit

... gone as soon as Stephen Collingwood and Madame Sofia had left in the hired
carriage to go and see Herbert Tranmer . ... remembered remarks of a Viennese
uncle of his mother ' s who had worked for a physician specializing in hysteria .

Author: Isabel Colegate

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105000164686

Category: Great Britain

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By the author of T̀he shooting party' and D̀eceits of time'. A royal visit and the whiff of corruption in late nineteenth century Bath leads to a shocking discovery.
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