[E–pub READ] (Possession)


  • Paperback
  • 555
  • Possession
  • A.S. Byatt
  • English
  • 06 October 2020
  • 9780679735908

A.S. Byatt Ø 8 Review

A.S. Byatt Ø 8 Review Possession Download ë 108 Researching the lives of two Victorian poets As they uncover their letters journals and poems and track their movements from London to Yorkshire from spir. Too much work for too little rewardI read somewhere that if you pick up a book and you re not enjoying it by either a your age if you are under 50 or b 100 minus your age if you are over 50 you should abandon it and move on There is too much to read and life is too short to be spent reading bad booksI think this applies particularly to books in that grey zone where you can tell the writer is winding up to something and the style and story has enough ooomph in it to keep you powering on despite perhaps your better judgement AS Byatt s Possession A Romance is definitely in that zone It s not that Byatt is not a good writer she is I am enjoying her eviscerating attack on the insular political world of academia with its serpent eating its tail kind of irrelevance The set up of the grad studentteaching assistanttemp couple living in a dank basement banned from the garden and feeding off of each other in passive aggressive co dependency was well pretty much perfect and hit a little close to home The send up of feminist scholarship is pricelessBut it s all a little too much to wade through for just a taste of these morsels It s too clever and too complicated by half So far I ve got two major characters two minor characters a slew of tertiary characters including some that we see only through the eyes of the two major ones two poets who are two major characters from each of whom I am getting internal monologue dialogue and painstakingly fabricated Victorian era poems letters and academic research papers reflecting all of that And these are rife with references allusions and imagery from Victorian and classical times both faux and likely real but I just can t sort it all out and right now I don t really want to Oh and we re on two continents one convincingly and one much less so I ve given it to p 108 and I m still not sure that I won t come back to it Perhaps a different season a different frame of mind This novel is likely for me like drinking single malt scotch in the summer sometimes I do but I rarely enjoy it I need a bracing cool autumn evening or a blizzardy night woodfire blazing my faithful companion Sutcliffe the Beagle by my side In other words I need to get into a rarified connoisseur s headspace and let the experience wash over me while I noodle away at it like a crosswordI will put this one back on the shelf and maybe try again in January

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Possession

A.S. Byatt Ø 8 Review Possession Download ë 108 Itualist séances to the fairy haunted far west of Brittany what emerges is an extraordinary counterpoint of passions and ideasMan Booker Prize Winner 1990. Winner of the Man Booker Prize in 1990Giving this book 5 stars was not ever in doubt for me This is one of the most remarkable books I ve ever read I m a romantic I admit I love art and art history I love good historical fiction But all that combined still does not make a good book AS Byatt pulls all this together with the most important aspect of any book great writing But she adds something else also something that s hard to put your finger on a uniueness an edge if you will that puts this work in a class of it s own It s a modern classic without doubt and it s worthy of all it s awards and praise

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A.S. Byatt Ø 8 Review Possession Download ë 108 Possession is an exhilarating novel of wit and romance at once an intellectual mystery and triumphant love story It is the tale of a pair of young scholars. A honking great piece of literary self gratification a novel about writers all novels about writers should be given a concrete overcoat a grand excuse for A S Byatt to dazzle us with some fancy ventrilouism and yes you can feel the throb of the author s perfervid intelligence like a lawnmower hacking away at the tough grass at the edge of the lawn but after all of that you have to come clean and say that Possession isn t worth the thinnest novelette written by Raymond Chandler or the most offhand poem by e e cummings or the most obscure B side by the Beach Boys either A pure waste of time which I was suckered into by someone whose taste I had thought trustworthy so that was a lesson bitterly learnedThis book breaks one of PB s commandments Thou shalt not write a book which is a series of SOCK PUPPETS designed entirely to impress the hoi polloi at the Hay on Wye Literary festival when you read bits out to them in FUNNY VOICES


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  1. says: [E–pub READ] (Possession) A.S. Byatt Ø 8 Review Review Ú eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ø A.S. Byatt

    [E–pub READ] (Possession) That was not what I was expecting this timeI have to admit I did not approach this book this time around with what I would consider pure motives I wasn’t in it to find things I had never found before to revisit a personal classic to explore ideas that I had left behind for the time when I was ready to connect with them in the way that they deserved I wasn’t even in it to re approach situations and charact

  2. says: [E–pub READ] (Possession) Review Ú eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ø A.S. Byatt A.S. Byatt Ø 8 Review

    [E–pub READ] (Possession) A.S. Byatt Ø 8 Review Review Ú eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ø A.S. Byatt A honking great piece of literary self gratification a novel about writers all novels about writers should be given a concrete overcoat a grand excuse for A S Byatt to dazzle us with some fancy ventrilouism and yes you can feel the throb of

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    Read & download Possession [E–pub READ] (Possession) OK I have to say something People keep writing reviews of this book and talking about how it was great except for all the boring poe

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    A.S. Byatt Ø 8 Review Review Ú eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ø A.S. Byatt [E–pub READ] (Possession) Literary critics make natural detectivesI loved this novel I know there are plenty of arguments against it but to me it summed up my life in the grey zone between reality lived and consumed in fiction Whoever was caught by the passion of reading a love story that is inexhausible lifelong passionate and thus unlike most love stories between people will recognise the thoughts that accompany the lovers on the tracks of fict

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    [E–pub READ] (Possession) A while ago I said to myself I'm going to pay attention to doing things that make me happy So I'm going to cook creatively and read fantasy because I keep forgetting I like those thingsThen I started reading Possession The happiness project got put on the back burner until I was ready to emerge from the Victorian melancholia which placed demands on my time too great to allow for preparing meals I never cried at this boo

  6. says: Review Ú eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ø A.S. Byatt A.S. Byatt Ø 8 Review Read & download Possession

    [E–pub READ] (Possession) Too much work for too little rewardI read somewhere that if you pick up a book and you're not enjoying it by either a your age if you are under 50; or b 100 minus your age if you are over 50 you should abandon it and move on There is too much to read and life is too short to be spent reading bad booksI think this applies particularly to books in that grey zone where you can tell the writer is winding up to something and the styl

  7. says: Review Ú eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ø A.S. Byatt A.S. Byatt Ø 8 Review [E–pub READ] (Possession)

    [E–pub READ] (Possession) Stolen snapshots that defy the laws of space and timePastA poet observes a mystical creature half woman half mermaid scouting cliffs and creeks bathing in unruly seas and still ponds getting drenched in the cascade of his flowing words The ache of losing God is not so acute when intellect is met with incandescent

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    Review Ú eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ø A.S. Byatt A.S. Byatt Ø 8 Review [E–pub READ] (Possession) Winner of the Man Booker Prize in 1990Giving this book 5 stars was not ever in doubt for me This is one of the most remarkable books I've ever r

  9. says: [E–pub READ] (Possession) Review Ú eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ø A.S. Byatt

    [E–pub READ] (Possession) “ Like many biographies this was as much about its author as its subject”AS Byatt has characters describing biography as “a form of religion a form of ancestor worship” She is a novelist who loves the academic approach to biography applied to fiction and semi fiction creating po mo metafiction that is ri

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    [E–pub READ] (Possession) A.S. Byatt Ø 8 Review I just finished reading AS Byatt’s novel Possession again for about the fourth time It has been several years since I last read it and I have to say that I saw it in a completely new light It is a literary masterpiece that is exuisitely plott

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