Alicja Gescinska / Alicja Gescinska – A Kind of Love

Alicja Gescinska – A Kind of Love

Alicja Gescinska – A Kind of Love

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  • W.A.B. (Poland)


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About the book

After the death of her father, a renowned professor of German cultural history, Elisabeth is faced with the task of clearing out his house. Since she was never able to get along with her father, this does not initially seem too much of a challenge. But when Elisabeth receives a letter, addressed to her father, rooms open up in the past of which she had no knowledge. Elisabeth and Anna, two women who never met, turn out to have caused a turning point in each other’s lives. It’s too late to change this, but perhaps not too late to understand it. A Kind of Love tells the story of many kinds of love: a troublesome love between father and daughter, and an unexpected love between an older professor and a young student. Love seems elusive and ambivalent, always.


A Kind of Love is a beautiful, thoroughly successful novel. Gescinska is gifted storyteller. – Tzum

Gescinska stands out immediately for her erudition, intelligence and enthusiasm. – de Morgen


Alicja Gescinska (b. Warsaw, 1981) is one of the most prominent young philosophers of Belgium and the Netherlands. Her book The Conquest of Freedom (2011) was universally praised. In 1988 she fled communist Poland with her family and settled in Belgium, where she gained her doctorate in philosophy at the University of Ghent. She has worked at Princeton University and since 2014 at Amherst College.

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Additional book information

  • Novel
  • ISBN 9789023496588
  • Number of pages: 240
  • World Rights: De Bezige Bij
  • Price: €18,90
  • English sample available