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Sunday, 1 February 2009

The first of the month

Zero at ten. Snowing - raining - snowing - raining. Gloomy.

Despite not having so much as flipped the cover of January's Nobel Book (see yesterday's post), I'm going to plough on regardless and line up the book I am planning to discuss on February 28 (and hopefully read in between now and then).

The Living and the Dead, Patrick White
The Amazon description has this to say : set in 1930s London, this is a portrayal of the complex ebb and flow of relationships within a family. The ageing Mrs Standish is drawn into secret liaisons; her daughter Eden experiments with left-wing politics; and Elyot, the only son stands aloof.

White, an Australian writer, won the Nobel Prize in 1973, praised "...for an epic and psychological narrative art which has introduced a new continent into literature".

A new continent. I like new continents.

4 comments:

Vanessa said...

I like new continents too. I'll take a look next time I'm in the bookshop. Sounds interesting.

Ilse said...

I've tried him - he didn't do it for me, but perhaps I should have tried harder

GutsyWriter said...

Sounds like you're committed. I have way too many books going at the same time. Need to finish one of them.
Another morning of sunshine, 11C at 8:30 a.m. in southern California.

Brenda said...

Sounds like a good day for reading. Its 40 degrees here, another good day for reading. . .in a hammock, in the shade :)

Sunday, 1 February 2009

The first of the month

Zero at ten. Snowing - raining - snowing - raining. Gloomy.

Despite not having so much as flipped the cover of January's Nobel Book (see yesterday's post), I'm going to plough on regardless and line up the book I am planning to discuss on February 28 (and hopefully read in between now and then).

The Living and the Dead, Patrick White
The Amazon description has this to say : set in 1930s London, this is a portrayal of the complex ebb and flow of relationships within a family. The ageing Mrs Standish is drawn into secret liaisons; her daughter Eden experiments with left-wing politics; and Elyot, the only son stands aloof.

White, an Australian writer, won the Nobel Prize in 1973, praised "...for an epic and psychological narrative art which has introduced a new continent into literature".

A new continent. I like new continents.

4 comments:

Vanessa said...

I like new continents too. I'll take a look next time I'm in the bookshop. Sounds interesting.

Ilse said...

I've tried him - he didn't do it for me, but perhaps I should have tried harder

GutsyWriter said...

Sounds like you're committed. I have way too many books going at the same time. Need to finish one of them.
Another morning of sunshine, 11C at 8:30 a.m. in southern California.

Brenda said...

Sounds like a good day for reading. Its 40 degrees here, another good day for reading. . .in a hammock, in the shade :)