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Jim Crace (Contemporary British Novelists)

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Published by Manchester University Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Literary studies: from c 1900 -,
  • 20th Century English Novel And Short Story,
  • Literary Criticism,
  • Literature - Classics / Criticism,
  • English,
  • British Isles,
  • English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh,
  • Literary Criticism & Collections / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh,
  • Crace, Jim.,
  • Criticism and interpretation

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages240
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7860006M
    ISBN 100719069130
    ISBN 109780719069130


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Harvest. Random House, Paperback. Set in an insular agrarian village, Crace’s novel opens during harvest season, an annual time of plenty and celebration in the community.

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InBeing Dead won the U.S. National Book Critics More about Jim Crace. An interview with Jim Crace. Author Jim Crace talks with Lisa Guidarini about his decision to retire from fiction writing, the biggest influences in his long and storied career, and how his novel Harvest is wrapped around timeless themes.

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Book Summary. In effortless, expertly crafted prose, Jim Crace details the unraveling of bucolic life in the face of economic progress. His tale is timeless and unsettling, evoking a richly textured world you will remember long after you finish reading.

Jim Crace is the prize-winning author of ten previous books, including Continent (winner of the Whitbread First Novel Award and the Guardian Fiction Prize), Quarantine (winner of the Whitbread Novel of the Year and shortlisted for the Booker Prize) and Being Dead (winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award).

He lives in Birmingham/5(). Jim Crace grew up along London’s northern perimeter in a housing estate that felt, he has said, like the last building before the countryside : Rob Nixon.

Jim Crace’s fiction has been translated into over twenty languages and The Devil’s Larder, a book of short fictions about “food, appetite and the objects of our desire” will be published in October, Crace is also the founder and former director of the Birmingham Festival of.

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A brutal parody of urban renewal and its casualties takes the guise of a domestic elegy. A novelistic trickster (Harvest,etc.), Crace engages in some subversive sleight of hand here, introducing a story about a recent widower, a formerly acclaimed singer named Alfred Busi, known to all who still remember him as Mister Al, who “wonders if he’s running out of days” and, in the.

With economy and grace, the award-winning Crace (The Pesthouse,etc.) gives his work a simplicity and symmetry that belie the disturbances beneath the consciousness of its narrator.

It’s a narrative without specifics of time or place, in the countryside of the author’s native England, following a harvest that will prove different than.

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