Página inicialGruposDiscussãoMaisZeitgeist
Pesquise No Site
Este site usa cookies para fornecer nossos serviços, melhorar o desempenho, para análises e (se não estiver conectado) para publicidade. Ao usar o LibraryThing, você reconhece que leu e entendeu nossos Termos de Serviço e Política de Privacidade . Seu uso do site e dos serviços está sujeito a essas políticas e termos.
Hide this

Resultados do Google Livros

Clique em uma foto para ir ao Google Livros

The Illuminations: A Novel de Andrew O'Hagan
Carregando...

The Illuminations: A Novel (edição: 2015)

de Andrew O'Hagan (Autor)

MembrosResenhasPopularidadeAvaliação médiaConversas / Menções
2251693,702 (3.72)1 / 65
A British army captain whose artistic pioneer grandmother lived an illusory life to cope with hardships begins transforming his own sense of reality in the aftermath of a mission gone wrong before confronting a mystery from his family's past.
Membro:jgtarwater
Título:The Illuminations: A Novel
Autores:Andrew O'Hagan (Autor)
Informação:Farrar, Straus and Giroux (2015), Edition: First Edition, 304 pages
Coleções:Sua biblioteca
Avaliação:
Etiquetas:Nenhum(a)

Detalhes da Obra

The Illuminations de Andrew O'Hagan

Carregando...

Registre-se no LibraryThing tpara descobrir se gostará deste livro.

» Veja também 65 menções

Mostrando 1-5 de 16 (seguinte | mostrar todas)
This book was just ok. The writing was a little lackluster, and the ending was very anti-climatic. The plot was a bit thin, too. I'd only recommend this book if you are wanting to read the Man Booker long list. Otherwise, I'd skip it. ( )
  tntbeckyford | Feb 16, 2019 |
I never know what to say about books I really love. Everything sounds so repetitive -- the writing was beautiful, the characters felt real, the themes resonated. It's all true, but it sounds trite. For me, this was the right book at the right time, and I am grateful to have read it when I did. ( )
  GaylaBassham | May 27, 2018 |
I’m not too sure how I feel about this book. I liked it, it felt a bit like I was meandering through someone else’s memories, which I suppose was the point. I did keep waiting for something momentous to happen though, and it never did. ( )
  jhullie | Mar 20, 2018 |
I never know what to say about books I really love. Everything sounds so repetitive -- the writing was beautiful, the characters felt real, the themes resonated. It's all true, but it sounds trite. For me, this was the right book at the right time, and I am grateful to have read it when I did. ( )
  gayla.bassham | Nov 7, 2016 |
In Andrew O’Hagan’s poignant novel The Illuminations, Anne Quirk’s mind is slowly unraveling. Anne, in her eighties, is living in a sheltered housing development in Saltcoats, North Ayrshire in Scotland, closely watched over by her sometimes meddlesome but well-meaning neighbour Maureen, and, more distantly, her daughter Alice. Sadly Anne’s time at Lochranza Court is coming to an end: it’s becoming clear to those around her that she’s declining, losing her grip on the present and no longer capable of living semi-independently. In the meantime, her grandson Luke, a captain with the Royal Western Fusiliers, is completing a tour of duty in Afghanistan. When his mission goes horribly wrong, Luke returns home and tries to forget the tragic events he witnessed along with his own fatal error in judgment that contributed to the mission’s disastrous conclusion. Luke and Anne have a bond, one that goes beyond simple mutual affection engendered by common blood: Anne passed her love of the visual arts to Luke. In her youth, Anne was a documentary photographer whose work, had it become widely known, would have likely led to an international career and widespread acclaim. But instead of pursuing her passion, she allowed a man’s betrayal to crush her spirit. At the crux of her memories is Harry, the man who taught her the art of photography and broke her heart. Her memories are fixated on Blackpool, the English resort town famous for its “illuminations,” an annual lights festival, where Anne kept a studio in a bedsit and where she carried on her affair with Harry, until he stopped meeting her. When the time comes for his grandmother to be moved into a nursing home, Luke takes Anne to Blackpool, where she can revisit her past with dignity, and Luke can redouble his efforts to forget. The Illuminations, a profoundly human novel that often triggers an emotional response, is also one that never descends into sentiment. O’Hagan, a disciplined fiction writer and journalist, knows how to move a story forward. His exploration of memory, loss and family secrets is wise and moving. ( )
  icolford | May 24, 2016 |
Mostrando 1-5 de 16 (seguinte | mostrar todas)
O’Hagan’s style is scrupulous. The book reads as spare, despite his astonishing ability to create a cast of rounded, credible voices, from earnest care-home workers to rough young squaddies..The novel’s structure is also a testament to his skill. The Illuminations could easily feel loose, given its subject and its changes in perspective and setting, but O’Hagan keeps the story clearly visible by building it in short sections... The light might be artificial and incomplete, but it shows us the pieces of what we have, and what we can make from them. Like Virginia Woolf’s lighthouse beam sweeping across the dark bay, O’Hagan’s illuminations are searing.
 
O’Hagan’s ability to sum up a life in the most poignant, matter-of-fact way is reminiscent of Kipling, too. Of Anne he writes: “She left herself behind in a room, and that way survived her own potential, until her mind began to fray.” That idea of surviving one’s own potential is one of the book’s gloomier burdens.

It’s a measure of O’Hagan’s compassion that after balancing these stories of war and family – braving the battlefield and braving the passing of time – the ultimate note is hopeful and almost gentle, of something that seems real and vital.
 
The Illuminations is a book at once both tender and ambitious. In the writing of it, O’Hagan has cast a shimmering light on love and memory, life and loss and on the secrets we keep from those closest to us, sometimes even from ourselves.
 
Você deve entrar para editar os dados de Conhecimento Comum.
Para mais ajuda veja a página de ajuda do Conhecimento Compartilhado.
Título canônico
Título original
Títulos alternativos
Data da publicação original
Pessoas/Personagens
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
Lugares importantes
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
Eventos importantes
Filmes relacionados
Premiações
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
Epígrafe
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
'Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.' Dorothea Lange
Dedicatória
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
To Karl Miller
Primeiras palavras
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
Snow was falling past the window and in her sleep she pictured a small girl and her father in a railway carriage.
Citações
Últimas palavras
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
(Clique para mostrar. Atenção: Pode conter revelações sobre o enredo.)
Aviso de desambiguação
Editores da Publicação
Autores Resenhistas (normalmente na contracapa do livro)
Idioma original
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
CDD/MDS canônico
Canonical LCC

Referências a esta obra em recursos externos.

Wikipédia em inglês

Nenhum(a)

A British army captain whose artistic pioneer grandmother lived an illusory life to cope with hardships begins transforming his own sense of reality in the aftermath of a mission gone wrong before confronting a mystery from his family's past.

Não foram encontradas descrições de bibliotecas.

Descrição do livro
Resumo em haiku

Capas populares

Links rápidos

Gêneros

Melvil Decimal System (DDC)

823.92 — Literature English English fiction Modern Period 21st Century

Classificação da Biblioteca do Congresso dos E.U.A. (LCC)

Avaliação

Média: (3.72)
0.5
1 2
1.5
2 3
2.5
3 14
3.5 6
4 18
4.5 7
5 9

É você?

Torne-se um autor do LibraryThing.

 

Sobre | Contato | LibraryThing.com | Privacidade/Termos | Ajuda/Perguntas Frequentes | Blog | Loja | APIs | TinyCat | Bibliotecas Históricas | Os primeiros revisores | Conhecimento Comum | 162,168,989 livros! | Barra superior: Sempre visível