- Author:Jem Poster
- Publisher:Sceptre; First Edition edition (July 18, 2002)
- Pages:288 pages
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Courting Shadows book. Not only was I mesmerized by this story, I studied fiction under Jem Poster at the University of Aberystwyth in 2009-10.
Courting Shadows book. His ability to spin a lyrical tale and his precise, poetic-sounding delivery while reading from his work is astounding.
A fantastically tightly written, read-every-word novel. Set in a vividly evoked landscape and taut with foreboding, Jem Poster’s striking first novel pits reason against emotion, progress against preservation, and explores our capacity for invention and self-delusion-the stories we tell each other and the stories we tell ourselves.
Courting Shadows - Libro electrónico escrito por Jem Poster. Lee este libro en la app de Google Play Libros en tu PC o dispositivo Android o iOS. Descarga Courting Shadows para leerlo sin conexión, destacar texto, agregar marcadores o tomar notas. This is the mesmerizing tale of a man who clings ferociously to his warped notion of civilized behavior, unwilling to admit his need for love.
Jem Poster has worked as an archaeologist, and his understanding of the physical fabric of a church gives this book solidity
Jem Poster has worked as an archaeologist, and his understanding of the physical fabric of a church gives this book solidity. He has also managed to create a central character who is deeply unpleasant – Stannard treats his workmen with Dickensian heartlessness – yet with whom the reader can feel some sympathy. Frost and rain, these beetles, the fungus eating away at the base here, mosses, lichens, stonecrop, the force of gravity itself – they're all in league against u. What distinguishes the book is not so much the plot but the imagination and prose, comparable to Michel Faber's work in its evocative quality.
Jem Poster (born 1949) is a contemporary British poet and novelist, born in Cambridge, England. He has worked variously as an archaeologist for English Heritage, as lecturer in English Literature with Oxford University Department for Continuing Education, as Chair of Creative Writing at Aberystwyth University and as advisor and tutor for Cambridge University’s MSt in Creative Writing.
Julie Myerson hails Courting Shadows by Jem Poster . Poster's meticulous examination of what Stannard finds himself feeling - an all-too-convincing blend of pity, social superiority, attraction and revulsion - is dazzlingly done.
Julie Myerson hails Courting Shadows by Jem Poster, a bewitching psychological thriller of 19th-century sex and death. How easily we may be caught off balance," he observes with rueful self-pity. As if the very act of feeling something - anything - means losing his certain place in the world, his sense of being upright and in control.
Courting Shadows Jem Poster has worked as an archaeologist and is now a University Lecturer in Literature at Oxford University's Department for Continuing Education
Each month we recycle over . million books, saving over 12,500 tonnes of books a year from going straight into landfill sites. All of our paper waste is recycled and turned into corrugated cardboard. Jem Poster has worked as an archaeologist and is now a University Lecturer in Literature at Oxford University's Department for Continuing Education. Since 1998 he has also been Director of the department's Diploma in Creative Writing. His poetry has won awards in major competitions and he is the author of a selection of George Crabbe's poetry, a study of the poetry of the 1930s, and articles on modern poetry and fiction.
unquestionably, this heralds the arrival or an extraordinary new voice-nuanced, sympathetic, compelling. In the winter of 1881, John Stannard, a young architect, is in self-imposed exile in a remote English village, carrying out repairs to the parish church. Arrogant and insensitive to what he considers superstition and sentimental attachment to the past, he soon begins to inflict serious damage on the ancient building as well as on those with whom he comes into contact-most notably the beautiful, ambitious, local girl Ann Rosewell.