A Month in the Country

Carr, J. L.

Verlag: Academy Chicago Pub, 1984
ISBN 10: 0897331249 / ISBN 13: 9780897331241
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Inhaltsangabe: 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.

Inhaltsangabe: Two World War I survivors--the one living in the village church carefully planning the restoration of its medieval paintings, the other, camping in a nearby field, in search of a lost grave--meet in the summer of 1920.

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Titel: A Month in the Country
Verlag: Academy Chicago Pub
Erscheinungsdatum: 1984
Einband: Paperback
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J. L. Carr
Verlag: Penguin UK Aug 2014 (2014)
ISBN 10: 0241972035 ISBN 13: 9780241972038
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Buchbeschreibung Penguin UK Aug 2014, 2014. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. 181x110x10 mm. Neuware - 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. 112 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9780241972038

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Buchbeschreibung Penguin UK Jul 2016, 2016. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. 198xx mm. Neuware - A sensitive portrayal of the healing process that took place in the aftermath of the First World War, J.L. Carr's A Month in the Country includes an introduction by Penelope Fitzgerald, author of Offshore , in Penguin Modern Classics. A damaged survivor of the First World War, Tom Birkin finds refuge in the quiet village church of Oxgodby where he is to spend the summer uncovering a huge medieval wall-painting. Immersed in the peace and beauty of the countryside and the unchanging rhythms of village life he experiences a sense of renewal and belief in the future. Now an old man, Birkin looks back on the idyllic summer of 1920, remembering a vanished place of blissful calm, untouched by change, a precious moment he has carried with him through the disappointments of the years. Adapted into a 1987 film starring Colin Firth, Natasha Richardson and Kenneth Branagh, A Month in the Country traces the slow revival of the primeval rhythms of life so cruelly disorientated by the Great War Joseph Lloyd Carr (1912-1994) attended the village school at Carlton Miniott in the North Riding and Castleford Secondary School. A head teacher, publisher and novelist, his books include A Day in Summer (1964); The Harpole Report (1972); A Month in the Country (1980), which won the Guardian Fiction prize and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize; The Battle of Pollock's Crossing (1985), which was also shortlisted for the Booker Prize; What Hetty Did (1988) and Harpole and Foxberrow, General Publishers (1992). If you enjoyed A Month in the Country , you might like Ford Madox Ford's Parade's End , also available in Penguin Modern Classics. 'Unlike anything else in modern English literature' D.J. Taylor, Spectator 128 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9780141182308

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Buchbeschreibung The Folio Society, 1999. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. 1999. 121 pages. No dust jacket, Folio edition with slipcase. Brown pictorial boards with gilt lettering and a beige slipcase. Pages appear clean with no major defects. Boards appear to have no major issues and appears good as new. Slip case is scuffed in places with minor shelf wear to edges and corners. With some sunning to spine and edges. book. Artikel-Nr. 1494584594AL

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