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Don t let Go Set a Watchman change the way you think about Atticus Finch the hard truth is that a man such as Atticus, born barely a decade after Reconstruction to a family of Southern gentry, would have had a complicated and tortuous history with race. --"Los Angeles Times""
["Go Set a Watchman"] contains the familiar pleasures of Ms. Lee s writing- the easy, drawling rhythms, the flashes of insouciant humor, the love of anecdote. --"Wall Street Journal""
"Watchman" is compelling in its timeliness. --"Washington Post""
A significant aspect of this novel is that it asks us to see Atticus now not merely as a hero, a god, but as a flesh-and-blood man with shortcomings and moral failing, enabling us to see ourselves for all our complexities and contradictions. --"Washington Post""
The success of "Go Set a Watchman.".. lies both in its depiction of Jean Louise reckoning with her father s beliefs, and in the manner by which it integrates those beliefs into the Atticus we know. --"Time""
"Go Set a Watchman" s greatest asset may be its role in sparking frank discussion about America s woeful track record when it comes to racial equality. --"San Francisco Chronicle""
"Go Set a Watchman" comes to us at exactly the right moment. All important works of art do. They come when we don t know how much we need them. --"Chicago Tribune""
the voice we came to know so well in "To Kill a Mockingbird" - funny, ornery, rulebreaking - is right here in "Go Set a Watchman," too, as exasperating and captivating as ever. --"Chicago Tribune""
What makes "Go Set a Watchman" memorable is its sophisticated and even prescient view of the long march for racial justice. Remarkably, a novel written that long ago has a lot to say about our current struggles with race and inequality. --"Chicago Tribune""
["Go Set a Watchman"] captures some of the same small-town Southern humor and preoccupation with America s great struggle: race. --"Columbus Dispatch""
Twenty years after the trial of Tom Robinson, Scout returns home to Maycomb to visit her father and struggles with personal and political issues as her small Alabama town adjusts to the turbulent events beginning to transform the United States in the mid-1950s.
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Buchbeschreibung Harpercollins Okt 2015, 2015. Buch. Zustand: Neu. Neuware - Now available in a gorgeous, limited leatherbound edition, Harper Lee's landmark novel set two decades after her beloved Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece, To Kill a MockingbirdMaycomb, Alabama. Twenty-six-year-old Jean Louise Finch-'Scout'-returns home from New York City to visit her aging father, Atticus. Set against the backdrop of the civil rights tensions and political turmoil that were transforming the South, Jean Louise's homecoming turns bittersweet when she learns disturbing truths about her close-knit family, the town, and the people dearest to her. Memories from her childhood flood back, and her values and assumptions are thrown into doubt. Featuring many of the iconic characters from To Kill a Mockingbird, Go Set a Watchman perfectly captures a young woman, and a world, in painful yet necessary transition out of the illusions of the past-a journey that can only be guided by one's own conscience. Written in the mid-1950s, Go Set a Watchman imparts a fuller, richer understanding and appreciation of Harper Lee. Here is an unforgettable novel of wisdom, humanity, passion, humor, and effortless precision-a profoundly affecting work of art that is both wonderfully evocative of another era and relevant to our own times. It not only confirms the enduring brilliance of To Kill a Mockingbird, but also serves as its essential companion, adding depth, context, and new meaning to an American classic. 288 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9780062454812