From the Back Cover
DANGEROUS PASSIONS, DANGEROUS PURITIES
Max Bergmann, charismatic leader of the environmental movement, has disappeared. The last person to have heard from him is campaigning journalist Helena Latimer. Determined to trace the man who has so profoundly shaped her, she sets off for Germany, only to find herself entangled in a history as passionate in its excesses as it is in its purities.
'Dreams of Innocence' is a novel of grand scope, of Europe before the Great War through to the present day. A compelling love story in which the embrace of the ideal is as powerful as the charge of the erotic, it also tells of fathers and fatherlands, brotherhoods and male fantasies, and three women's struggle to define an identity in their midst.
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Acclaim for Lisa Appignanesi:
'An erotic, deeply intelligent novel'
'A rich, epic novel'
About the Author
Lisa Appignanesi has been a university lecturer in European Studies and was Deputy Director of London’s Institute of Contemporary Arts. Her works of non-fiction include ‘Freud’s Women’ (with John Forrester), a biographical portrait of Simone de Beauvoir, and a history of cabaret. She has edited ‘The Rushdie File’ and a number of books on contemporary culture, as well as producing various films for television. Lisa Appignanesi lives in London with her two children.