Per Olov Enquist

Per Olov Enquist was a renowned Swedish author, playwright, and journalist, known for his historical novels and plays. His works often explore themes of power, morality, and the human condition.


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  1. 1. The Book about Blanche and Marie

    The novel explores the relationship between two remarkable women: Blanche Wittman, a patient at the Salpêtrière hospital in Paris who became a renowned medium, and Marie Curie, a physicist and chemist who conducted pioneering research on radioactivity. The book delves into their friendship, their scientific collaborations, and the profound impact they had on each other's lives. It also explores the broader themes of scientific discovery, the nature of genius, and the role of women in a male-dominated society.

    The 6964th Greatest Book of All Time
  2. 2. The Royal Physician's Visit: A Novel

    The novel follows Johann Friedrich Struensee, a German doctor who becomes the personal physician to the mentally ill King of Denmark in the 18th century. Struensee uses his influence to enact Enlightenment-era reforms, but his affair with the Queen and his growing political power lead to his downfall. The book delves into the complexities of power, manipulation, and the human condition, all set against the backdrop of a tumultuous period in Danish history.

    The 8548th Greatest Book of All Time