|Sujet: All the beloved ghosts d'Alison MacLeod Lun 3 Avr - 12:22|| |
J'ai hésité à poster ce topic dans la partie Virginia Woolf & Bloomsbury mais comme ce recueil de nouvelles est consacré à d'autres figures et à des thèmes plus vastes, je me suis dit qu'il était préférable de l'ouvrir dans ce sous-forum ci.
J'ai lu plein d'avis élogieux sur le net (presse, blogs, instagram) sur cet ouvrage qui vient de sortir chez Bloomsbury et l'ai donc ajouté à ma PAL. Je devrais le lire ce mois-ci
- Citation :
- Acutely observed, evocative collection of short stories from the Man Booker Prize-longlisted author of Unexploded,blending fiction, biography and memoirHovering on the border of life and death, these stories form a ground-shifting collection, taking us into history, literature and the hidden lives of iconic figures.
In 1920s Nova Scotia, as winter begins to thaw, a woman emerges from mourning and wears a new fur coat to a dance that will change everything. A teenager searches for his lover on a charged summer evening in 2011, as around him London erupts in anger. A cardiac specialist lingers on the edge of consciousness as he awaits a new heart – and is transported to an attic room half a century ago. In an ancient Yorkshire churchyard, the author visits Sylvia Plath's grave and makes an unexpected connection across time. And at Charleston, Angelica Garnett, child of the Bloomsbury Group, is overcome by the past, all the beloved ghosts that spring to life before her eyes. Precise, playful and evocative, these exquisitely crafted stories explore memory, the media and mortality, unfolding at the line between reality and fiction. Written with vigorous intelligence and delicate insight, this collection captures the surprising joys, small tragedies and profound truths of existence.
- Citation :
- Like a piece of finely wrought ironwork, uncommonly delicate but at the same time astonishingly strong and tensile . . . a novel of staggering elegance and beauty” – Independent
“An intelligent, perceptive novel by a writer of great descriptive power … Like her modernist forebears, MacLeod knows that life and death, the terrible and the mundane always co-exist - her genius lies in illustrating these truths while simultaneously spinning a bona fide pageturner” – Daily Mail
“MacLeod's fictions are evocations of desire and its mysteries . . . [Her] characters are strong, and they are worth listening to” – Guardian
“Compelling, fast-paced, powerful. The descriptions of wartime Brighton are pin-sharp . . . the denouement is as heartrending as it is unexpected” – Financial Times
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