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Erika Pluhar - The Public Woman

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Memoir of an exceptional artist.

A journalist asks a renowned artist to tell him her life story for a series in his newspaper. Hesitant at first, she slowly learns to trust the journalist during his daily visits and begins to talk: about her two marriages, her experiences at the theater, her journey to become a writer and about the people who had the greatest influence on her life. About the ups and downs of life as a woman in the public eye. Erika Pluhar has written a new kind of autobiography, settled somewhere between fact and fiction. A personal, touching and fascinating life story.

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288 pages
format:125 x 205
ISBN: 9783701716180
Release date: 05.09.2013

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Authors
Erika Pluhar

studied acting at Max-Reinhardt Seminar and was a regular cast member at Vienna's Burgtheater until 1999. She writes and sings, acts in movies, and has published numerous books. In 2009 Erika Pluhar received the "Ehrenpreis des österreichischen Buchhandels für Toleranz in Denken und Handeln".
 

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… wunderschön, warmherzig und humorvoll geschrieben. Selbstbewusst und doch unprätentiös, offenherzig und doch authentisch, aufrichtig und doch diskret,…
[Quelle: Wolfgang Backe, KIELER NACHRICHTEN]

(…) mit großer emotionaler Offenheit, spricht Erika Pluhar.
[Quelle: Barbara Mader, KURIER]

Die Wiener Schauspielerin Erika Pluhar legt erstaunlich unsentimentale Lebenserinnerungen vor.
(...) beeindruckend klar und unverschnörkelt (…)
[Quelle: Karin Cerny, PROFIL]

Mit Fortgang des autobiografischen, nicht chronologischen Romans jedoch öffnet sie sich immer mehr – und erzählt erstaunlich ehrlich auch über Niederlagen.
[Quelle: Thomas Trenkler, DER STANDARD]

In Österreich gehört die gebürtige Wienerin zweifellos zum Kulturgut, aber auch in Deutschland kennt man diese öffentliche Frau als „die Pluhar". Hüben wie drüben konnte man sich über Generationen gar nicht satt sehen und lesen, an dem wilden Leben der ehemaligen Schauspielerin.
[Quelle: HÖRBAR RUST, RADIOEINS]

Sie (Erika Pluhar) berichtet darin von ihren unzähligen Höhen und Tiefen, von der „ständigen Liebesscheiße“. Und das ohne jede Larmoyanz. Im Gegenteil: Diese erstaunliche Frau nimmt sich selbst nicht so wichtig, scheint es. Der Residenz Verlag spricht von „Erinnerungen einer Ausnahmekünstlerin“. Recht hat er. Man darf hinzufügen: eines Ausnahmemenschen.
[Quelle: Barbara Mader, FREIZEITKURIER, Freizeitrose für die kulturelle Leistung der Woche]

Sie schreibt berührend, sympathisch und fesselnd von ihrem ereignisreichern Leben auf das sie mit Humor, Geist und Dankbarkeit zurückblickt. (…) Ein sehr interessantes, unterhaltsames und nachhaltiges Lesevergnügen!
[Quelle: Christine Bertl-Anker, VORARLBERER NACHRICHTEN]

Mit „Die öffentliche Frau“ hat Erika Pluhar eine andere Art der Autobiografie verfasst: zwischen Fiktion und Realität. Persönlich, berührend und fesselnd.
[Quelle: BUCHLIVE]

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