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free read Troubles 106 Tic l'albergo prediletto dall'aristocrazia anglo irlandese acuistato da Edward Spencer il padre di Angela di ritorno da un suo viaggio in India Con suo sommo stupore il Maggiore scopre che l'albergo non corrisponde affatto alle descrizioni della sua «fidanzata»La ricca variopinta buona società protestante che accorreva a frotte al Majestic per la regata di luglio se n'è andata da un pezzo proprio come i pini o le vasche da bagno di ghisa che di tanto in tanto sbucano tra le fondamenta dell'hotel simili a fossili di una remota età dell'oro Il Padiglione delle Palme poi il delizioso rifugio esotico è in realtà un vasto e ombroso antro in cui i rampicanti come serpenti di verzura ghermiscono ualsiasi oggetto e anziane e indigenti zitelle si aggirano in compagnia di ospiti spettrali Il Bar Imperiale infine è una sala buia in cui prospera una colonia di ga. A light mordantly mournful comedy of Anglo Irish manners lazily dawdling from 1919 to 1921 at the pace of an ancient laden donkey featuring a tepid sad non romance of pallid mooning and annoying old ladies than you can shake a zimmer frame at may not sound like your version of a good time It didn t sound like mine I had it in mind to read the first 100 pages and sling it Just to get it off my shelf Because really it s nearly 500 pages and it has no plot if by plot you refer to something enliveningly interconnected than the daily round of encounters by the same cast of eccentrics some of them it must be said from Central Casting during the final three years of the vast crumbling 300 room hotel in rural Ireland called The MajesticBut after page 30 I knew I had found something good Something funny something slow something kind something cruel The Majestic is the star of this show the Gormenghast of hotels Actually the hotel is called The Ajestic for most of the story as the M falls off and nearly brains the owner s favourite dog The laundry was a vast desolate cellar a continuation of the kitchen s ranks of Gothic arches fled into the dim greenish distance each arch made of thickly whitewashed stones Tubs basins a gigantic mangle with rollers as fat as pillarboxes a few trays of shrivelled apples from some summer of long ago pieces of greasy machinery carefully spread out on oilskin but long since abandonedThe hotel develops a cat problem Not to beat around the bush the cats are completely out of control He remembered Edward s brainwave Bring the dogs in from the yard and uarter them in the upper storeys that ll get rid of the bloody cats Well they had tried this of course But it had been a complete failure The dogs had stood about uncomfortably in little groups making little effort to chase the cats but defecating enormously on the carpets At night they had howled like lost souls keeping everyone awake In the end the dogs had been returned to the yard their tails wagging with relief It was not their sort of thing at allThe soundtrack of Troubles is the Irish War of Independence a guerrilla war and the Majestic serves as a mournful symbol of the crumbling imperial regime Gradually the background static from Sinn Fein and the IRA begins to drive Edward Spenser old Tory owner of the Majestic round the twist He insists that a revolver is laid out with the cutlery at each meal The politics of the story are embroidered into every scene but only very rarely become political with a capital P as in this uncharacteristic outburst from our wan feeble hero Brendan Archer The scene is the last ever Spring Ball at the Majestic at which various members of the gentry make their appearance such as Sir Joshua and his daughters with their long horse like faces And this horse face these euine features were repeated again and again all the way down the glittering ballroom This was the face of Anglo Ireland the inbred Protestant aristocracy the face progressively refining itself into a separate luxurious species which had ruled Ireland for almost five hundred years the wispy fair hair the eyes too close together the long nose and the protruding teethWell that s telling emThe length of this novel allows it to meander into surprising byways the cross dressing Padraig the beautifully sexy teenage twins the apples the dogs the feral cats the sea the poetry of decay and neglect the half lived lives and the great echoes of the war just finished At the conclusion you are left with the wistful tang of real lives continuing what did happen to Faith and Charity and a revived sense of what novels can do so beautifully Yellow Brick War un suo viaggio in India Con suo sommo stupore il Maggiore scopre che l'albergo non corrisponde affatto alle descrizioni della sua «fidanzata»La ricca variopinta buona società protestante che accorreva a frotte al Majestic per la regata di luglio se n'è andata da The Complete Excuses Handbook The Definitive Guide to Avoiding Blame and Shirking Responsibility for All Your Own Miserable Failings and Sloppy Mistakes un pezzo proprio come i pini o le vasche da bagno di ghisa che di tanto in tanto sbucano tra le fondamenta dell'hotel simili a fossili di Lawrence Ferlinghetti versei una remota età dell'oro Il Padiglione delle Palme poi il delizioso rifugio esotico è in realtà A Coney Island of the Mind Poems un vasto e ombroso antro in cui i rampicanti come serpenti di verzura ghermiscono Fearful Hunter #1 ualsiasi oggetto e anziane e indigenti zitelle si aggirano in compagnia di ospiti spettrali Il Bar Imperiale infine è The Wedding Day una sala buia in cui prospera Promise Me Tomorrow una colonia di ga. A light mordantly mournful comedy of Anglo Irish manners lazily dawdling from 1919 to 1921 at the pace of an ancient laden donkey featuring a tepid sad non romance of pallid mooning and annoying old ladies than you can shake a zimmer frame at may not sound like your version of a good time It didn t sound like mine I had it in mind to read the first 100 pages and sling it Just to get it off my shelf Because really it s nearly 500 pages and it has no plot if by plot you refer to something enliveningly interconnected than the daily round of encounters by the same cast of eccentrics some of them it must be said from Central Casting during the final three years of the vast crumbling 300 room hotel in rural Ireland called The MajesticBut after page 30 I knew I had found something good Something funny something slow something kind something cruel The Majestic is the star of this show the Gormenghast of hotels Actually the hotel is called The Ajestic for most of the story as the M falls off and nearly brains the owner s favourite dog The laundry was a vast desolate cellar a continuation of the kitchen s ranks of Gothic arches fled into the dim greenish distance each arch made of thickly whitewashed stones Tubs basins a gigantic mangle with rollers as fat as pillarboxes a few trays of shrivelled apples from some summer of long ago pieces of greasy machinery carefully spread out on oilskin but long since abandonedThe hotel develops a cat problem Not to beat around the bush the cats are completely out of control He remembered Edward s brainwave Bring the dogs in from the yard and Irresistible Intruder uarter them in the The Ripening Sun One Woman and the Creation of a Vineyard upper storeys that ll get rid of the bloody cats Well they had tried this of course But it had been a complete failure The dogs had stood about The Razor's Edge uncomfortably in little groups making little effort to chase the cats but defecating enormously on the carpets At night they had howled like lost souls keeping everyone awake In the end the dogs had been returned to the yard their tails wagging with relief It was not their sort of thing at allThe soundtrack of Troubles is the Irish War of Independence a guerrilla war and the Majestic serves as a mournful symbol of the crumbling imperial regime Gradually the background static from Sinn Fein and the IRA begins to drive Edward Spenser old Tory owner of the Majestic round the twist He insists that a revolver is laid out with the cutlery at each meal The politics of the story are embroidered into every scene but only very rarely become political with a capital P as in this The Old Man Who Loved Cheese uncharacteristic outburst from our wan feeble hero Brendan Archer The scene is the last ever Spring Ball at the Majestic at which various members of the gentry make their appearance such as Sir Joshua and his daughters with their long horse like faces And this horse face these euine features were repeated again and again all the way down the glittering ballroom This was the face of Anglo Ireland the inbred Protestant aristocracy the face progressively refining itself into a separate luxurious species which had ruled Ireland for almost five hundred years the wispy fair hair the eyes too close together the long nose and the protruding teethWell that s telling emThe length of this novel allows it to meander into surprising byways the cross dressing Padraig the beautifully sexy teenage twins the apples the dogs the feral cats the sea the poetry of decay and neglect the half lived lives and the great echoes of the war just finished At the conclusion you are left with the wistful tang of real lives continuing what did happen to Faith and Charity and a revived sense of what novels can do so beautifully

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free read Troubles 106 Tti semiselvatici e straordinariamente prolificiIl maggiore avrebbe tutte le ragioni per filarsela dalla sua vecchia zia in Inghilterra compreso il comportamento così sfuggente e vago di Angela Spencer così poco consono a uello di una «fidanzata» tuttavia è assolutamente incapace di staccarsi da uell'enorme edificio fatiscente Ipnotizzato dalla rovina e dai «misteri mondani della vita irlandese» Brendan Archer trascorre l'estate placidamente cullato dallo charme del vecchio albergo e del tutto ignaro della tempesta che si avvicina Siamo nell'Irlanda del 1919 l'anno in cui la lotta per l'indipendenza esplode con una brutalità senza pariConsiderato il capolavoro di J G Farrell Tumulti esprime la fine di un mondo e come scrive John Banville nella postfazione a uesto volume «è il lamento più magicamente comico che a un lettore capiterà mai di leggere?. 45 What with Brexit Megxit and the potential dissolution of the United Kingdom it seemed high time to turn to JG Farrell s Empire Trilogy to gain some historical perspective Troubles is set in Ireland during the Irish War of Independence of 1919 but almost the entire story takes place within the confines of The Majestic Hotel This once proud institution is really the main character in the novel a faded beauty now in ruinous decline The book is full of vivid descriptions of this sprawling edifice and it s advancing decrepitude but I was mesmerised by the Palm Court The Palm Court proved to be a vast shadowy cavern in which dusty white chairs stood in silent empty groups just visible here and there amid the gloomy foliage For the palms had completely run riot shooting out of their wooden tubs some of which had cracked open to trickle little cones of black soil on to the tiled floor towards the distant murky skylight hammering and interweaving themselves against the greenish glass that sullenly glowed overhead Here and there between the tables beds of oozing mould supported banana and rubber plants hairy ferns elephant grass and creepers that dangled from above like emerald intestines I don t think Farrell intends to educated the reader on the specifics of Irish history but rather you get the sensation of momentous social upheaval occurring incrementally As comedic as this story can be there remains a base note of doom sounding louder and louder as the novel proceeds It is this constant frisson that makes this novel so interesting The writing turns on a dime between satire gothic horror and romantic comedy but you don t need to dig far too find some cutting commentary about the Anglo Irish aristocracy and British colonialism For the important fact was this the presence of the British signified a moral authority not just an administrative one here in Ireland as in India Africa and elsewhere It would have to be matched by the natives themselves before self government became an acceptable proposition So thought the Major anyway Did some of this get boring Yes yes it did There is plenty of mooning about romantic pining falling plasterwork cat and old lady wrangling but at its very best it is electrifying JG has penned a truely marvellous portrayal of inevitable declinein this novel nothing lasts buildings crumble and empires eventually fall I wonder if it is on Boris s reading list Yellow Brick War uello di The Complete Excuses Handbook The Definitive Guide to Avoiding Blame and Shirking Responsibility for All Your Own Miserable Failings and Sloppy Mistakes una «fidanzata» tuttavia è assolutamente incapace di staccarsi da Lawrence Ferlinghetti versei uell'enorme edificio fatiscente Ipnotizzato dalla rovina e dai «misteri mondani della vita irlandese» Brendan Archer trascorre l'estate placidamente cullato dallo charme del vecchio albergo e del tutto ignaro della tempesta che si avvicina Siamo nell'Irlanda del 1919 l'anno in cui la lotta per l'indipendenza esplode con A Coney Island of the Mind Poems una brutalità senza pariConsiderato il capolavoro di J G Farrell Tumulti esprime la fine di Fearful Hunter #1 un mondo e come scrive John Banville nella postfazione a The Wedding Day uesto volume «è il lamento più magicamente comico che a Promise Me Tomorrow un lettore capiterà mai di leggere?. 45 What with Brexit Megxit and the potential dissolution of the United Kingdom it seemed high time to turn to JG Farrell s Empire Trilogy to gain some historical perspective Troubles is set in Ireland during the Irish War of Independence of 1919 but almost the entire story takes place within the confines of The Majestic Hotel This once proud institution is really the main character in the novel a faded beauty now in ruinous decline The book is full of vivid descriptions of this sprawling edifice and it s advancing decrepitude but I was mesmerised by the Palm Court The Palm Court proved to be a vast shadowy cavern in which dusty white chairs stood in silent empty groups just visible here and there amid the gloomy foliage For the palms had completely run riot shooting out of their wooden tubs some of which had cracked open to trickle little cones of black soil on to the tiled floor towards the distant murky skylight hammering and interweaving themselves against the greenish glass that sullenly glowed overhead Here and there between the tables beds of oozing mould supported banana and rubber plants hairy ferns elephant grass and creepers that dangled from above like emerald intestines I don t think Farrell intends to educated the reader on the specifics of Irish history but rather you get the sensation of momentous social Irresistible Intruder upheaval occurring incrementally As comedic as this story can be there remains a base note of doom sounding louder and louder as the novel proceeds It is this constant frisson that makes this novel so interesting The writing turns on a dime between satire gothic horror and romantic comedy but you don t need to dig far too find some cutting commentary about the Anglo Irish aristocracy and British colonialism For the important fact was this the presence of the British signified a moral authority not just an administrative one here in Ireland as in India Africa and elsewhere It would have to be matched by the natives themselves before self government became an acceptable proposition So thought the Major anyway Did some of this get boring Yes yes it did There is plenty of mooning about romantic pining falling plasterwork cat and old lady wrangling but at its very best it is electrifying JG has penned a truely marvellous portrayal of inevitable declinein this novel nothing lasts buildings crumble and empires eventually fall I wonder if it is on Boris s reading list

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free read Troubles 106 Tornato in patria per una licenza nel 1916 il Maggiore Brendan Archer ha conosciuto Angela Spencer a un thé dansant in un hotel di BrightonE in uel breve interludio nel continuo frastornante rombo dell'artiglieria ha avuto il tempo di baciare la giovane e graziosa irlandese dietro una cortina di foglie di dirle addio uno straziante addio poiché il Maggiore ha distrattamente poggiato la mano su un cactus e di tornarsene al fronte con la dolorosa sensazione di essersi irrimediabilmente impegnatoNel 1919 perciò poco prima della grande Sfilata della Vittoria a Whitehall il Maggiore ritiene doveroso recarsi in Irlanda per prendere in moglie la fanciullaAi primi di luglio giunge a Kilnalough lungo la costa della contea di Wexford dove sulla punta estrema di una sottile penisola coperta di pini morti che pencolano ua e là in bizzarre angolazioni si erge il Majes. How should this man proceed Bail row or both Can he make it Afraid not uite old chap replied Mr Norton with unexpected clarity Ah said the Major absentlyJ G Farrell s Troubles was awarded the so called Lost Man Booker in 2010 view spoilerThis Man Booker award was decided by a public vote from a list of six novels published in 1970 The 1970 books had never ualified for a Man Booker award because of a rules change instituted in 1971 Prior to that year the short listed novels were reuired to have been published in the year preceding the Prize Year Then in 1971 and since eligibility was awarded only to novels published in the Prize Year itself hide spoiler


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  • Paperback
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  • Troubles
  • J.G. Farrell
  • Italian
  • 08 March 2018
  • 9788873058908