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by Sebastian Barry
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Contemporary
  • Author:
    Sebastian Barry
  • ISBN:
    0571203043
  • ISBN13:
    978-0571203048
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  • Publisher:
    Faber and Faber (2002)
  • Pages:
    224 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Contemporary
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  • Rating:
    4.3
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Sebastian Barry was born in Dublin in 1955 and read Latin and English at Trinity College, Dublin, where he was later Writer Fellow in 1996. He is the author of The Whereabouts of Eneas McNulty and A Long Long Way, which was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize

Sebastian Barry was born in Dublin in 1955 and read Latin and English at Trinity College, Dublin, where he was later Writer Fellow in 1996. He is the author of The Whereabouts of Eneas McNulty and A Long Long Way, which was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. He has also written several award-winning plays, among them The Steward of Christendom, Our Lady of Sligo, and most recently The Pride of Parnell Street. In 2006 he was Heimbold Visiting Professor at Villanova University, Pennsylvania.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Annie's passionate observations and shifting moods-rendered in dense prose that's close to poetry-fuel this fine novel.

With his poetic and lyrical style, Sebastian Barry’s story of Annie Dunne, narrated by herself, kept me mesmerized by her perspective of everything around her - and my emotions ran up and down the scales of a celestial keyboard. Sensitive and alive with beauty, fear, anxiety, and love – I would highly recommend this family saga to everyone who enjoys an in-depth character study that explores the heights and depths of a person living a simple life of great complexity.

Sebastian Barry (born 5 July 1955) is an Irish novelist, playwright and poet. He was named Laureate for Irish Fiction, 2019 - 2021. He is noted for his dense literary writing style and is considered one of Ireland's finest writers. Barry's literary career began in poetry before he began writing plays and novels

After all, I am her guardian, plain and simple. She took me in not only because I had no pillow upon which to lay my thinning head, but because no doubt she felt the threat in the countryside around.

After all, I am her guardian, plain and simple. her, the threat even of the dark and wind, of the day when she might wake and feel the strength not as much at her beck as heretofore. Oh, she is a mighty girl, strong and unchanging and true, but even an old wall of massive stones will start to lose its power when the old lime washes from between the gaps and the clever rain goes in and makes its secret mischief.

Faber & Faber, 25 лист. Sebastian Barry was born in Dublin in 1955. The Secret Scripture won the Costa Book of the Year award, the Irish Book Awards for Best Novel and the Independent Booksellers Prize. His plays include Boss Grady's Boys (1988), The Steward of Christendom (1995), Our Lady of Sligo (1998) and The Pride of Parnell Street (2007). His novels include The Whereabouts of Eneas McNulty (1998), Annie Dunne (2002), A Long Long Way (2005) and The Secret Scripture (2008).

With Annie Dunne, Sebastian Barry achieves the rare balance of winning the reader’s sympathy for a character . Much of Annie Dunne’s difficulties stem from her loyalty to English rule

With Annie Dunne, Sebastian Barry achieves the rare balance of winning the reader’s sympathy for a character as bitter as the crab-apples she loves, prompting us to ask vital questions about the many disparities between how we see ourselves and how the world sees us-and what those differences can reveal about the loves that sustain us all. About sebastian barry. Much of Annie Dunne’s difficulties stem from her loyalty to English rule. Is Annie Dunne implicitly a political novel? Annie, like us all, has been in history, in her own portion of it, so, yes, it is a political novel in that sense. But Annie’s views are not my own.

Annie Dunne and her cousin Sarah live and work on a small farm in a remote and beautiful part of Wicklow in late 1950s Ireland. All about them the old green roads are being tarred, cars are being purchased, a way of life is about to disappear. Like two old rooks, they hold to their hill in Kelsha, cherishing everything. When Annie's nephew and his wife are set to go to London to find work, their two small children, a little boy and his older sister, are brought down to spend the summer with their grand-aunt. It is a strange chance of happiness for Annie.

Электронная книга "Annie Dunne", Sebastian Barry. Эту книгу можно прочитать в Google Play Книгах на компьютере, а также на устройствах Android и iOS. Выделяйте текст, добавляйте закладки и делайте заметки, скачав книгу "Annie Dunne" для чтения в офлайн-режиме. It is 1959 in Wicklow, Ireland, and Annie and her cousin Sarah are living and working together to keep Sarah's small farm running. Suddenly, Annie's young niece and nephew are left in their care.

Annie's passionate observations and shifting moods-rendered in dense prose that's close to poetry-fuel this fine novel.


Andriodtargeted
No author I know can write like Sebastian Barry, every one of his books a triumph of English literature. You may not like the characters or what they do but you will never be disappointed by how the stories are written. The narrator, here, Annie is remarkably self effacing yet, well meaning though she may think she is, is actually astonishingly unattractive as a person, particularly towards the one person she should not be, Sarah. Rural life in 50's Ireland was harsh and cruel for those whose peasant livelihoods meant that there was little to their world beyond the broken walls of their small farms. Sebastian Barry takes you there, giving the reader a moving and raw insight into their intense lives, which is so easily unbalanced with the arrival of others in this instance, two children and Billy. Just brilliant
Bu
I found this a rather tedious and gloomy book, set in rural Ireland. It involves the main character, a spinster with a physical deformity. who was the daughter of a police Metropolitan Police Commissioner, but because of a physical deformity is forced to seek accommodation with an unmarried cousin in a tiny old cottage on a patch of land near a small rural town. Things change when the cousins are asked by a nephew to take in two young children for a year while the parents better their prospects in London. The children pose some initial problems for Annie (the narrator) and her cousin has little to do with the children. There are other issues with a rather coarse uneducated worker on the farm of relatives in the village, and with the behaviour of the children, but nothing much happens, and has a rather dull, predictable ending.
Pedora
I purchased the book to read during vacation, thinking it was a so-so novel; I had never read anything of S. Barry before; and, it was at a very affordable offer from Amazon. After a slow start - since I was busy getting used to my new vacation environment - I could not put my Kindle down, and read almost for a whole night! S. Barry has such a nice way describing life in that era in Ireland and also about the way Anne and her cousin grow older. I am older than the women in the book, but when growing old I never thought about the way it comes. We all deal with it, but Anne, being a person "with a hump" and never married, always taking care of others, has worries about not having a roof over her head. All simple facts and hardships of life are described thoughtfully and tenderly by a masterful author.
skyjettttt
There are a lot of posers out there trying too hard to stand out, attempting to be original both with language and by creating unusual characters. I particularly dislike it when authors like to come across as observers of things that ordinary folk are simply too ordinary to perceive. The whole shebang generally winds up irritating more than intriguing me. I have NO patience whatsoever for pretentious writing. It bothers me that I am so often disappointed by writers who are attempting to do something special. How satisfying the work of art that is also an engaging page turner, but it rarely happens. I invariably end up going back to authors who simply know how to tell a good story without being too showy. Just entertain without offending me and I'm happy enough. Well, Sebastian Barry is precisely why I don't give up looking for something out of the ordinary. What an authentic original he is. I read this book in one sitting. If you love language and artful prose and are aching for something off the beaten path with pathos, grit, poetry, suspense, mystery, atmosphere, heart, love, elegance and lacking in mind numbing common blah blah, read Annie Dunne. Nothing ordinary here but nothing ridiculously far fetched, either. The character of poor Annie Dunne should resonate with anybody who has felt threatened and insecure or been self-conscious over a physical affliction, even if it was magnified out of proportion in your mind. Annie's affliction is very real and life limiting but her inner voice struck home. "The child is the father of the man. The child is the mother of the woman". I will never forget the context of these words. The story leaves us with an unresolved issue. In the hands of a lesser talent this would bother me but here, it made for a perfect parting of ways. The story lives on. Barry is a huge talent. This book was a long time coming for me.
Rainpick
Barry leaves you feeling that you have breathed the air of Ireland, heard the hens, touched the eggs,shivered in the cold. In a simple fashion, he delves deeply into the characters. I thought it was written by a woman until half way through I noticed the author's name. It's unusual for a male writer to feature female characters with such sensitivity. The plot develops slowly but intently until you can't put it down or can't wait to get back to reading it. It's sensuous, exciting, interesting, old world, new world and deeply personal all at the same time. Anyone who enjoys good literature will treasure this little book.
Skillet
I have really enjoyed this series. Sweet, generous and immersive writing.
breakingthesystem
I consider Barry to be one of the finest (perhaps the finest) writer working in English. He has spun an epic tale about a family living in a culture in turmoil (Ireland in the early 20th century) which compares favorably to what Faulkner did in American literature. The difference, for me, is that Barry is a much more lyrical writer and his books have a shimmering beauty seldom found in Faulkner.
Annie and Sarah embody the struggles of two women to safeguard their world of children, animals and nature against the assaults of time and man. A true and exquisitely told fable for our times.