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Waterland

Graham Swift

Waterland

by Graham Swift

  • 241 Want to read
  • 2 Currently reading

Published by Heinemann in London .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Fens, The (England)
    • Subjects:
    • History teachers -- Fiction.,
    • Mentally ill women -- Fiction.,
    • Autobiographical memory -- Fiction.,
    • Married people -- Fiction.,
    • Fens, The (England) -- Fiction.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementGraham Swift.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPR6069.W47 W3 1983b
      The Physical Object
      Paginationviii, 309 p. :
      Number of Pages309
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2596275M
      ISBN 100434753300
      LC Control Number85151082

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Set in the bleak Fen Country of East Anglia, and spanning some years in the lives of its haunted narrator and his ancestors, Waterland is a book that takes in eels and incest, ale-making and madness, the heartless sweep of history and a family romance as tormented as any in Greek tragedy/5.

Jan 04,  · Waterland is a strange book in that, contrary to accepted wisdom, it lies outside Swift’s usual canon. If one removed Waterland from the body of his work and followed the progres- sion of the other novels, they take on a very particular trajec- tory, his aim 4/4(76).

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Mar 31,  · Waterland is a strange book in that, contrary to accepted wisdom, it lies outside Swift’s usual canon. If one removed Waterland from the body of his work and followed the progres- sion of the other novels, they take on a very particular trajec- tory, his aim /5.

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About Waterland. Set in the bleak Fen Country of East Anglia, and spanning some years in the lives of its haunted narrator and his ancestors, Waterland is a book that takes in eels and incest, ale-making and madness, the heartless sweep of history and a family romance as tormented as any in Greek tragedy.

"Waterland, like the Hardy novels, carries with all else a profound knowledge of a. Waterland Homework Help Questions. In a brief summary, can you explain "Waterland" by Graham Swift. As the story begins, the main character, Tom Crick, is remembering childhood in eastern England. Jan 21,  · Perhaps because I've been looking for an excuse to read the book again, I began to imagine that this countryside was part of the Fens - the flat.

Set in the bleak Fen Country of East Anglia, and spanning some years in the lives of its haunted narrator and his ancestors, Waterland is a book that takes in eels and incest, ale-making and madness, the heartless sweep of history and a family romance as tormented as any in Greek tragedy.

"Waterland, like the Hardy novels, carries with all else a profound knowledge of a people, a place /5(21). Waterland, as we have seen, is a book that winds back upon other books, for it is a descendent, an echo, and a qualification of both Dickens's Great Expectations and Faulkner's Absalom, Absalom.

Thomas Crick, ""a balding quinquagenarian,"" is an English schoolmaster, a history teacher who's about to be let go—partly because the school's history program is being phased out, partly because Crick's unhinged wife has been seized for child-napping (a local scandal), and partly because Crick has allowed his classes to become free-associative storytelling sessions.

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Compulsively readable, it is a novel of resonant depth and encyclopaedic richness, mixing human and 5/5(2).Waterland is simultaneously a family saga, a novel of provincial life, a social history and a story of adolescent love.

© Graham Swift (P) Audible, Inc. The book questions reality and history--whether they are truly created and organized to distract us from the world's emptiness.