[Reading Waterland] Kindle ePUB ☆ Graham Swift


  • Paperback
  • 358
  • Waterland
  • Graham Swift
  • English
  • 10 July 2017
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10 thoughts on “Waterland

  1. says:

    Waterland published in 1983 is a semi postmodern examination of the end of History the trajectory of the promise of the Enlightenment It is set

  2. says:

    This may be one of the most beautifully written books I've ever read A lot of my favorite books some of which I enjoyed even than this one have some combination of good plots good themes or good characters but the uality of the writing leaves something to be desired This is one of those novels that is so expertly crafted that it ma

  3. says:

    This is a story about a history teacher Tom Crick He is in his fifties and lives in Greenwich England known for its observatory Greenwich Mean

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    Description from Wiki The film follows the story of an anguished English born Pittsburgh high school teacher Irons in 1974 going through a reassessment of his life His method is to narrate his life to his class and interweave three generations of his family's history The film portrays the history teacher's narrative in the form of flashbacks to tell the story of a teenage boy and his mentally challenged older brother living in The

  5. says:

    Like the countryside in which it is set I recall this book as being grey depressing and sodden I can't recall a thing that I learned from it all I remember is the enormous sense of relief I had once I managed to finish itThough as the blurb hel

  6. says:

    Murder incest guilt insanity ale and eels Hard to imagine not loving a book with themes like that eh? Or is it?Waterland Picador Classic is undeniably an impressive and ambitious novel which ruminates upon history's relentless tide of change and humanity’s subseuent shifting fortunes It’s also firmly rooted in the watery world of the East Anglian Fens the rich and fertile flood plains in which its inhabitants are forever locked in an

  7. says:

    After Rushdie‘s “The Moor’s Last Sigh” I could only expect that another family saga will end up in my hands Waterland by Graham Swift It was my first plunge into Swift’s waters and I hope that it won't be the last one I only regret r

  8. says:

    What is it about Swift's writing that I find so haunting? Nearly all of his novels are about a middle aged man in an existential crisi

  9. says:

    Yes there's eels Yes there's incest But importantly there's a subtle flow of history back and forth across the pages from the French Revolution to the nuclear days of WWII Lessons learned from the trials and trib

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    Tom Crick now a history teacher is forced into retirement due to an unfortunate and ghastly act committed by his wife Why?Tom Crick asks and seeks answers to a lot of why’s because history rides uncomfortably behind that very word that very monosyllabic uestion – why?It has a strong and veritable bearing on today this history the past that incident; incidents It shapes shakes cautions humiliates and intimidates – this hist

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Waterland

Ound knowledge of a people a place and their interweaving Swift tells his tale with wonderful contemporary verve and verbal felicity A fine and original work Los Angeles Time. Yes there s eels Yes there s incest But importantly there s a subtle flow of history back and forth across the pages from the French Revolution to the nuclear days of WWII Lessons learned from the trials and tribulations of the Crick family can easily be applied to the great events of world history and history itself is shown to be an irresistible constant of useless baggage wrapped around dire foretelling The world is racing to improve itself at such speeds as to dash itself across the rocks of its own progress falling in love with the idea of complete destruction in order to break from the mindless fervor pace Humans are the most obvious instrument and often times side effect of this juggernaut and as Tom shows the only thing to be done is to try and understand the facts behind the ma

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St ale making and madness the heartless sweep of history and a family romance as tormented as any in Greek tragedyWaterland like the Hardy novels carries with all else a prof. Like the countryside in which it is set I recall this book as being grey depressing and sodden I can t recall a thing that I learned from it all I remember is the enormous sense of relief I had once I managed to finish itThough as the blurb helpfully point out there are eels and incest

characters Waterland

Set in the bleak Fen Country of East Anglia and spanning some 240 years in the lives of its haunted narrator and his ancestors Waterland is a book that takes in eels and ince. This is a story about a history teacher Tom Crick He is in his fifties and lives in Greenwich England known for its observatory Greenwich Mean Time and 0 longitude You might say it is where time starts or at least the place by which other times are set This is a book about the importance of history both world history and personal history History hinges upon what came before in timeTom is the narrator of the story He starts in the present the 1980s He is being forced into retirement Why Decreased funding or something else Instead of delivering dry lectures he decides to tell of his own ancestors his years as a teenager growing up in the Fens the coastal lands of East Anglia and of his marriage He weaves himself into history Why Because personal stories make history relevantThe tellin


About the Author: Graham Swift

Graham Colin Swift FRSL born May 4 1949 is a British author He was born in London England and educated at Dulwich College London ueens' College Cambridge and later the University of York He was a friend of Ted HughesSome of his works have been made into films including Last Orders which starred Michael Caine and Bob Hoskins and Waterland which starred Jeremy Irons Last Orders was a