[PDF/EPUB] Waterland By Graham Swift



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  1. says:

    Waterland published in 1983 is a semi postmodern examination of the end of History the trajectory of the promise of the Enlightenment It is set in the 80's but looks backwards through history centering around 194

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    This may be one of the most beautifully written books I've ever read A lot of my favorite books some of which I enjoyed even than this one have some combination of good plots good themes or good characters but the uality of the writing leaves something to be desired This is one of those novels that is so expertly crafted that it makes you remember what great writing is The premise of a history teacher who is about to involuntari

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    This is a story about a history teacher Tom Crick He is in his fifties and lives in Greenwich England known for its observatory Greenwich Mean Time and 0° longitude You might say it is where time starts or at least the place by whi

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    Description from Wiki The film follows the story of an anguished English born Pittsburgh high school teacher Irons in 1974 going through a reassessment of his life His method is to narrate his life to his class and interweave three generations of his family's history The film portrays the history teacher's narrative in the form of flashbacks to tell the story of a teenage boy and his mentally challenged older brother li

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    Like the countryside in which it is set I recall this book as being grey depressing and sodden I can't recall a thing that I learned from it all I remember is the enormous sense of relief I had once I managed to finish itThough as the blurb helpfully point out there are eels and incest

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    Murder incest guilt insanity ale and eels Hard to imagine not loving a book with themes like that eh? Or is it?Waterland Picador Classic is undeniably an impressive and ambitious novel which ruminates upon history's relentless tide of

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    After Rushdie‘s “The Moor’s Last Sigh” I could only expect that another family saga will end up in my hands Waterland by Graham Swift It was my first plunge into Swift’s waters and I hope that it won't

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    What is it about Swift's writing that I find so haunting? Nearly all of his novels are about a middle aged man in an existe

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    Yes there's eels Yes there's incest But importantly there's a subtle flow of history back and forth across the pages from the Frenc

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    Tom Crick now a history teacher is forced into retirement due to an unfortunate and ghastly act committed by his wife Why?Tom Crick asks and seeks answers to a lot of why’s because history rides uncomfortably behind that very word that very

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St ale making and madness the heartless sweep of history and a family romance as tormented as any in Greek tragedyWaterland like the Hardy novels carries with all else a prof. Description from Wiki The film follows the story of an anguished English born Pittsburgh high school teacher Irons in 1974 going through a reassessment of his life His method is to narrate his life to his class and interweave three generations of his family s history The film portrays the history teacher s narrative in the form of flashbacks to tell the story of a teenage boy and his mentally challenged older brother living in The Fens of England with their widowed father In an opening scene the teacher s childless wife Cusack takes a child from a supermarket and believes it to be hers The teacher explains to his class how he and his wife had a teenage romance which led to a disastrous abortion that left her infertile The teacher is tortured by the guilt of this as well as the jealousy he demonstrated to his older brother when he suspected his girlfriend s child was his brother s The girl s flirtation with the older brother sets off events that lead to the older boy s death by drowning A side theme is the teacher s grandfather who was a successful brewer and who fathered with his daughter the narrator s older brother The film ends with the teacher s dismissal from his school and a possible renewal of his relationship with his wifeAt last the film has been viewed and it was splendid the casting alone was a canny dealBettie s Books Green dog trumpet and other stories else a prof. Description from Wiki The film follows the story of an anguished English born Pittsburgh high school teacher Irons in 1974 going through a reassessment of his life His method is to narrate his life to his class and interweave three generations of his family s history The film portrays the history teacher s narrative in the form of flashbacks to tell the story of a teenage boy and his mentally challenged older brother living in The Fens of England with their widowed father In an opening scene the teacher s childless wife Cusack takes a child from a supermarket and believes it to be hers The teacher Identity explains to his class how he and his wife had a teenage romance which led to a disastrous abortion that left her infertile The teacher is tortured by the guilt of this as well as the jealousy he demonstrated to his older brother when he suspected his girlfriend s child was his brother s The girl s flirtation with the older brother sets off Cenote events that lead to the older boy s death by drowning A side theme is the teacher s grandfather who was a successful brewer and who fathered with his daughter the narrator s older brother The film Sottomissione ends with the teacher s dismissal from his school and a possible renewal of his relationship with his wifeAt last the film has been viewed and it was splendid the casting alone was a canny dealBettie s Books

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Ound knowledge of a people a place and their interweaving Swift tells his tale with wonderful contemporary verve and verbal felicity A fine and original work Los Angeles Time. What is it about Swift s writing that I find so haunting Nearly all of his novels are about a middle aged man in an existential crisis and yet I find them deeply arrestingly relatable even as a young happy lady It might be his concise sentence structure or it might be his ability to at the end of the story connect all the small moments and rush them toward the reader in a fast breathtaking wave until finally leaving a brisk declaration of The Point of Everything in the wake like a broken shell on shore If you find yourself at the end sitting on a beach skin saturated in emotion mind stunned by the force of Swift s writing and holding a husk of this book then we ll know it s the latter I don t know you guys Maybe he s just good with the words G Swift you keep throwing books over the Atlantic and I ll keep catching them with open arms Dragon Age: Hard in Hightown existential crisis and yet I find them deeply arrestingly relatable The Isles even as a young happy lady It might be his concise sentence structure or it might be his ability to at the KING end of the story connect all the small moments and rush them toward the reader in a fast breathtaking wave until finally leaving a brisk declaration of The Point of Everything in the wake like a broken shell on shore If you find yourself at the Ty jesteś moje imię end sitting on a beach skin saturated in The Many Lives of Fitzwilliam Darcy emotion mind stunned by the force of Swift s writing and holding a husk of this book then we ll know it s the latter I don t know you guys Maybe he s just good with the words G Swift you keep throwing books over the Atlantic and I ll keep catching them with open arms

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Set in the bleak Fen Country of East Anglia and spanning some 240 years in the lives of its haunted narrator and his ancestors Waterland is a book that takes in eels and ince. This may be one of the most beautifully written books I ve ever read A lot of my favorite books some of which I enjoyed even than this one have some combination of good plots good themes or good characters but the uality of the writing leaves something to be desired This is one of those novels that is so expertly crafted that it makes you remember what great writing is The premise of a history teacher who is about to involuntarily retire due to the principal s decision to eliminate the history program makes it plausible that the narration is the main character s last lectures to his class It gets extremely personal and at times inappropriate for a class lecture but because he no longer has anything to lose Tom Crick speaks uncensored ultimately teaching the class not only his personal history some of which is pretty grizzly but also how history is valuable because it is a part of everyone Every life has become and will become a part of history Because of the style of narration it is almost a stream of consciousness You get the feeling that his words are almost floating out of him of their own will and that he just lets it happen As a result the stories of his life jump around rather than happening chronologically One moment he ll be talking about his brother and him during the war then he ll jump to the history of his family in the 18th century then to his own marriage and then back and forth again It can get a little confusing at times because he never tells you which part of his life he is returning to the reader just has to have patience and then it will be revealed In short I recommend this book to anyone who is craving writing as art