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J. L. Carr (1912–1994)

Autor(a) de A Month in the Country

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About the Author

Disambiguation Notice:

(eng) Name given as "James Lloyd Carr" on title page of 'What Hetty did'; Quince Tree Press, 1988

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Séries

Obras de J. L. Carr

A Month in the Country (1980) 2,335 cópias
The Harpole Report (1972) 143 cópias
A Season in Sinji (1967) 75 cópias
A Day in Summer (1964) 59 cópias
A Month in the Country [1987 film] (1987) — Autor — 27 cópias
Thomas Bewick (1977) 4 cópias

Associated Works

The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám (1120) — Publisher, algumas edições5,221 cópias

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Nome de batismo
Carr, James Lloyd
Outros nomes
Carr, J. L.
Data de nascimento
1912
Data de falecimento
1994
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
UK
Local de nascimento
Carlton Miniott, Yorkshire, England, UK
Local de falecimento
Kettering, Northamptonshire, England, UK
Locais de residência
Yorkshire, England, UK
Kettering, Northhamptonshire, England, UK
Educação
teacher training college
Castleford Secondary School
Ocupação
novelist
teacher
Publisher
Relacionamentos
Carr, Robert D. (son)
Organizações
Highfields Primary School, Kettering, Northamptonshire, England, UK
Quince Tree Press
Agente
Linda Shaughnessy (AP Watt)
Aviso de desambiguação
Name given as "James Lloyd Carr" on title page of 'What Hetty did'; Quince Tree Press, 1988

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A run on A Month in the County? em Folio Society Devotees (Março 27)
1. A Month in the Country by J.L. Carr em Backlisted Book Club (Outubro 2022)

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This is a lovely book, beautifully written. My personal problem with it was a substantial amount of vocabulary I wasn't familiar with as well as some of the references. That was my fault, not the author's, but it meant I didn't understand everything Carr wanted to tell me and thus prevented me from enjoying the book 100%. It reminded me a little bit of Laurie Lee's As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning, except that while I think there are some autobiographical elements to it, this isn't a memoir, it's a novel.… (mais)
 
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dvoratreis | outras 119 resenhas | May 22, 2024 |
Beautifully written, 'AMitC''s underlying tone is melancholy - the loss of a time, loss of innocence, loss of love, the loss of an era. A masterclass in how to write a novella.
 
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Parthurbook | outras 119 resenhas | May 20, 2024 |
I was motivated to read this book (in this really rather nice edition) having seen North Country Theatre's travelling production of the play-of-the-book. The production follows the plots pretty closely, so no surprises there, nor in the prose itself. This quiet, low-key book follows our hero and WWI survivor Tom Birkin as he arrives in the small North Yorkshire village of Oxgodby to spend August restoring the long-covered-over wall paintings in the church.

The book is melancholy, nostalgic, recalling an era long gone, when farms were unmechanised and church and chapel were still central to the lives of many. It's a time of healing for Tom as he recovers from a failed marriage and shattering years in the trenches. We're subtly aware that this special time is a temporary idylll in a difficult life, and we too can bathe in the restorative peace and simple pleasures of the setting.

There are memorable characters: his friend the archaeologist Moon; the unsympathetic vicar and his sympathetic wife; the lay preacher-cum- station master and his family.

This is a gentle elegy to an English country summer, but the underlying suffering of the narrator prevents it descending into mere sentimentality. A rewarding read.
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Margaret09 | outras 119 resenhas | Apr 15, 2024 |
Faithful and honorable adaptation; delightful to watch those two golden boys Firth and Branagh finding their excellence.
 
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JulieStielstra | Nov 11, 2023 |

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Byron Rogers Foreword
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Ian Blythe Introduction
Ronald Blythe Introduction
Penelope Fitzgerald Introduction
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Estatísticas

Obras
32
Also by
1
Membros
3,131
Popularidade
#8,153
Avaliação
4.1
Resenhas
144
ISBNs
83
Idiomas
7
Favorito
14

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