A Month In The Country

Author: J.L. Carr
Publisher: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 1590176839
Size: 47.29 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
View: 2991

Download Read Online

A Month In The Country. In J. L. Carr’s deeply charged poetic novel, Tom Birkin, a veteran of the Great War and a broken marriage, arrives in the remote Yorkshire village of Oxgodby where he is to restore a recently discovered medieval mural in the local church. Living in the bell tower, surrounded by the resplendent countryside of high summer, and laboring each day to uncover an anonymous painter’s depiction of the apocalypse, Birkin finds that he himself has been restored to a new, and hopeful, attachment to life. But summer ends, and with the work done, Birkin must leave. Now, long after, as he reflects on the passage of time and the power of art, he finds in his memories some consolation for all that has been lost.

A Month In The Country

Author: J.L. Carr
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141905824
Size: 28.18 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
View: 5257

Download Read Online

A Month In The Country. In the summer of 1920 two men, both war survivors meet in the quiet English countryside. One is living in the church, intent upon uncovering and restoring an historical wall painting while the other camps in the next field in search of a lost grave.Out of their meeting comes a deeper communion and a catching up of the old primeval rhythms of life so cruelly disorientated by the Great War.

A Month In The Country

Author: J. L. Carr
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780241972038
Size: 28.33 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
View: 7046

Download Read Online

A Month In The Country. A haunting novel about art and its power to heal, J. L. Carr's A Month in the Country published as a Penguin Essential for the first time.'That night, for the first time during many months, I slept like the dead and, next morning, awoke very early.'One summer, just after the Great War, Tom Birkin, a demobbed soldier, arrives in the village of Oxgodby. He has been invited to uncover and restore a medieval wall painting in the local church. At the same time, Charles Moon - a fellow damaged survivor of the war - has been asked to locate the grave of a village ancestor. As these two outsiders go about their work of recovery, they form a bond, but they also stir up long dormant passions within the village. What Berkin discovers here will stay with him for the rest of his life . . .

A Month In The Country

Author: Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev
Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.
ISBN: 9780573612442
Size: 43.41 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
View: 5820

Download Read Online

A Month In The Country. Comedy / 8 m., 5 f., 1 c. / Int./ext. A bored wife living in the Russian countryside falls in love with her little boy's handsome new tutor, just like all of the women in the household. The wife's chief rival turns out to be her 17 year old ward; they make a wonderful portrait of two different women in love. What a charming play.... The workmanship is carefully wrought. The lines of characterization are fine.... It seems like a breath of fresh air. N.Y. Times. FEE: $75 per performance.

A Month In The Country

Author: Ivan Turgenev
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc
ISBN: 9780822213420
Size: 35.62 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
View: 6653

Download Read Online

A Month In The Country. THE STORY: Natalya Petrovna, once wooed and won over by the rich landowner Arkady Sergeyevich, has now suffered a long and frustrating marriage. She has taken comfort in the love of Michel, a family friend, but even he has come to represent the sam

A Month In The Country

Author: Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc
ISBN: 9780822207726
Size: 22.49 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
View: 1989

Download Read Online

A Month In The Country. THE STORY: The place is the country estate of the Islayevs, a wealth Russian family, the time the middle of the nineteenth century. It is summer, and the lives of the family and their entourage reflect the bored indolence so characteristic of the a

In The Country Of Men

Author: Hisham Matar
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141902000
Size: 71.59 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
View: 4829

Download Read Online

In The Country Of Men. On a white-hot day in Tripoli, Libya, in the summer of 1979, nine-year-old Suleiman is shopping in the market square with his mother. His father is away on business - but Suleiman is sure he has just seen him, standing across the street... From a breathtaking new talent comes an utterly gripping, emotional novel told from the point of view of a young boy growing up in a terrifying and bewildering world where his best friend's father disappears and is next seen on state television at a public execution; where a mysterious man sits outside the house all day and asks strange questions; and where it seems his father has finally disappeared for good. Soon the whispers and fears, secrets and lies will become so intense that Suleiman can bear them no longer and in his terrified efforts to save his family may end up betraying his friends, his parents and ultimately himself.

The Go Between

Author: L. P. Hartley
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141190736
Size: 17.46 MB
Format: PDF
View: 5409

Download Read Online

The Go Between. L.P. Hartley's moving exploration of a young boy's loss of innocence The Go-Between is edited with an introduction and notes by Douglas Brooks-Davies in Penguin Modern Classics. 'The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there' When one long, hot summer, young Leo is staying with a school-friend at Brandham Hall, he begins to act as a messenger between Ted, the farmer, and Marian, the beautiful young woman up at the hall. He becomes drawn deeper and deeper into their dangerous game of deceit and desire, until his role brings him to a shocking and premature revelation. The haunting story of a young boy's awakening into the secrets of the adult world, The Go-Between is also an unforgettable evocation of the boundaries of Edwardian society. Leslie Poles Hartley (1895-1972) was born in Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire, and educated at Harrow and Balliol College, Oxford. For more than thirty years from 1923 he was an indefatigable fiction reviewer for periodicals including the Spectator and Saturday Review. His first book, Night Fears (1924) was a collection of short stories; but it was not until the publication of Eustace and Hilda (1947), which won the James Tait Black prize, that Hartley gained widespread recognition as an author. His other novels include The Go-Between (1953), which was adapted into an internationally-successful film starring Julie Christie and Alan Bates, and The Hireling (1957), the film version of which won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. If you enjoyed The Go-Between, you might like Barry Hines's A Kestrel for a Knave, also available in Penguin Modern Classics. 'Magical and disturbing' Independent 'On a first reading, it is a beautifully wrought description of a small boy's loss of innocence long ago. But, visited a second time, the knowledge of approaching, unavoidable tragedy makes it far more poignant and painful' Express