- Author:Alan Hollinghurst
- Publisher:Vintage (September 4, 2012)
- Pages:448 pages
- Subcategory:Literature & Fiction
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The Stranger’s Child itself is the culmination of not only Hollinghurst’s ambition but that secret literary tradition to. .
The Stranger’s Child itself is the culmination of not only Hollinghurst’s ambition but that secret literary tradition to which it is addressed. Geoff Dyer, New York Magazine "Charming. I know "plot" isn't really the point of this book, that Hollinghurst is trying to say big things about 20th century Britain, the art of biography, homosexuality, the class system, and so on. But there needs to be a good story to keep you reading, and there isn't enough of one. At least there is the writing to fall back on.
The Stranger’s Child itself is the culmination of not only Hollinghurst’s ambition but that secret literary tradition to.It starts out good, with tantalizing hints of a forbidden same-sex relationship, but - for an Alan Hollinghurst novel - the relationship isn't explored deeply or explicitly enough. Still, I kept with the book through its time changes, and after about 150 pages I became more absorbed and was glad I'd stuck with it.
The Stranger's Child (June 2011) is the fifth novel by Alan Hollinghurst. The book tells the story of a minor poet, Cecil Valance, who is killed in the First World War. In 1913 he visits a Cambridge friend, George Sawle, at the latter's home in Stanmore, Middlesex. While there Valance writes a poem entitled 'Two Acres', about the Sawles' house and addressed, ambiguously, either to George himself or to George's younger sister, Daphne.
ALAN HOLLINGHURST is the author of the novels The Stranger's Child, The Swimming-Pool Library, The Folding Star, The Spell, and The Line of Beauty, which won the Man Booker Prize and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. He has received the Somerset Maugham Award, the E. M. Forster Award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction. Библиографические данные. The Stranger's Child Vintage International.
In many ways, The Stranger's Child has the same qualities as his previous novels. And the new book certainly falls somewhat short of Hollinghurst's best work – The Swimming Pool Library, The Folding Star and The Line of Beauty. It is elegant, seductive and extremely enjoyable to read, and peppered with astute, apparently casual noticings. Of a man stumbling around in a shed at a party: "He was drunk, it was one of the hilarious uncorrectable disasters of being drunk. Unlike them, it's merely very good: it doesn't leave you dazed, page after page, with the brilliance, wit and subtlety of its perceptions. Is this an ungrateful line of criticism?
The strangers child, . Daphne slipped out of the hammock, put on her shoes, and forgot about her books.
The strangers child, . The Stranger's Child, . 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55. Alan hollinghurst. The stranger’s child. She started towards the house, but something in the time of day held her, with its hint of a mystery she had so far overlooked: it drew her down the lawn, past the rockery, where the pond that reflected the trees in silhouette had grown as deep as the white sky.
by Alan Hollinghurst. series Vintage International. Rich with Hollinghurst’s signature gifts-haunting sensuality, delicious wit and exquisite lyricism-The Stranger’s Child is a tour de force: a masterly novel about the lingering power of desire, how the heart creates its own history, and how legends are made.
It wasn’t easy: she was thinking all the while about George coming back with Cecil, and she kept sliding down, in small half-willing surrenders, till she was in a heap, with the book held tiringly above her face. 1. She’d been lying in the hammock reading poetry for over an hour. It wasn’t easy: she was thinking all the while about George coming back with Cecil, and she kept sliding down, in small half-willing surrenders, till she was in a heap, with the book held tiringly above her face.
Alan Hollinghurst’s new novel, The Stranger’s Child, reflects English values and attitudes from 1913 until .
Alan Hollinghurst’s new novel, The Stranger’s Child, reflects English values and attitudes from 1913 until the cellphone ag. It is seven years since Mr. Hollinghurst published his previous novel, the Man Booker Prize-winning Line of Beauty, which brilliantly savaged Thatcher’s Britain as a place of hypocrisy and self-interest. In that novel the hero, Nick Guest, was a middle-class boy with his nose pressed up against the glass.
Below him he could hear and then for a moment see a small boy hurrying downwards, saw a raised arm struggling into a jacket. Don’t run!’ oy looked up in horror, lost his footing, and slid down bump bump bump on the hard oak treads into the hall. Now you know why,’ Peter said, more quietly, and went back into his room. He had the first period free, then it was the Fifth Form for singing
A National Book Critics Award finalist from the Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Line of Beauty and The Sparsholt Affair: a magnificent, century-spanning saga about a love triangle that spawns a myth, and a family mystery, across generations. In the summer of 1913, George Sawle brings his Cambridge schoolmate—a handsome, aristocratic young poet named Cecil Valance—to his family’s home outside London. George is enthralled by Cecil, and soon his sister, Daphne, is equally besotted by him. That weekend, Cecil writes a poem that, after he is killed in the Great War and his reputation burnished, will become a touchstone for a generation, a work recited by every schoolchild in England. Over time, a tragic love story is spun, even as other secrets lie buried—until, decades later, an ambitious biographer threatens to unearth them.