Up Against the Night

Taal: Engels
Up Against the Night

Uitgever: Bloomsbury

  • Engels
  • Paperback
  • 9781408858257
  • Druk: 1
  • augustus 2016
  • 256 pagina's
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Samenvatting

A gratifyingly unsound psychological odyssey . . . Cartwright destabilizes the novel's placid surface with aftershocks of historical tragedies. - The New York Times Book Review

Recensie(s)

Justin Cartwright is one of our best novelists * Daily Telegraph * Few living British novelists write English fiction quite as well as Cartwright * Eileen Battersby, Irish Times * One of our finest novelists * Independent * This is Cartwright at his best, delivering a strong story with skill and feeling * Mail on Sunday * Cartwright is as accomplished as anyone writing fiction today * Scotsman * He's very good. He has such control, every sentence. Such ease. -- Jim Crace * Irish Times * A story where emotions are inescapably linked to the land of one's birth and paradise is spoilt by the worm in the bud. Brilliant * the Lady * Cartwright's writing is coolly elegant and laconic ... and there are vivid historical flashbacks, cleverly imagined * The Times * The tension is maintained between Frank's elegiac internal monologues, the dramatic beauty of South Africa and the brief interludes when we hear the deluded Jaco's voice. Celebration is undermined by horror but in this intriguing novel, Cartwright says that is the nature of South Africa * Express * Rich and strange ... Up Against the Night with its subversive mix of tenderness and terror, is a rare novel that gets South Africa right -- Christopher Hope * Guardian * In this fine novel, Justin Cartwright proves once again just why he is among the foremost novelists in the English language ... This is an elegantly written, cleverly plotted and many layered novel -- Donal O'Donoghue * RTE Guide * As always, Cartwright draws you into his characters' lives, the smug security of wealth undermined by the lurking threat of violence. This is up there with his best * Daily Mail * The master of the erudite soft touch, Cartwright is on masterly form * Monocle * [a] juxtaposition of beauty and savagery * Bookist * Evoking Coetzee's Disgrace and Gordimer's The House Gun, Cartwright brings new twists and a sure touch to his tragicomedy about a decent man's rude awakening to shared history's capricious side. * Kirkus * Wryly witty and drily critical of the political powers-that-be, Cartwright - in person and on the page - hits his satirical targets with a satisfying ping * Irish Times * Combines beauty, joy, and foreboding * Publisher's Weekly * Cartwright's tale of the confrontation of national and personal identities is unblinking - at times beautiful and full of love, at others, lonely and desperate * Historical Novel Society * Cartwright's characterisation is excellent and he writes observantly about a society where violence is never far beneath the surface * Mail on Sunday *

Productspecificaties

Inhoud

Taal
Engels
Bindwijze
Paperback
Druk
1
Verschijningsdatum
2016-05-05
Afmetingen
19,8 x 12,9 x 2 cm
Aantal pagina's
256 pagina's
Illustraties
Nee

Betrokkenen

Auteur
Justin Cartwright Justin Cartwright
Co-auteur
Justin Cartwright
Uitgever
Bloomsbury

EAN

EAN
9781408858257

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Extra groot lettertype
Nee
NUR code
350
Oorspronkelijke releasedatum
2016-08-11
Thema Subject Code
FB

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