IniciGrupsConversesMésTendències
Cerca al lloc
Aquest lloc utilitza galetes per a oferir els nostres serveis, millorar el desenvolupament, per a anàlisis i (si no has iniciat la sessió) per a publicitat. Utilitzant LibraryThing acceptes que has llegit i entès els nostres Termes de servei i política de privacitat. L'ús que facis del lloc i dels seus serveis està subjecte a aquestes polítiques i termes.
Hide this

Resultats de Google Books

Clica una miniatura per anar a Google Books.

The House of Splendid Isolation: A Novel de…
S'està carregant…

The House of Splendid Isolation: A Novel (1994 original; edició 1995)

de Edna O'Brien

MembresRessenyesPopularitatValoració mitjanaMencions
405947,258 (3.34)21
Josie, the ailing, elderly inhabitant of an Irish country mansion, dwells in the shadowy world of remembered pain and loneliness. McGreevy, the terrorist, reintroduces the possibility of compassion and tenderness, but there is an inevitably violent conclusion to their understanding as the police net closes. With extraordinary skill and empathy, Edna O'Brien shows two faces of a divided land: the yearnings of a woman whose youthful joy was broken, and the intransigent idealism of her captor. Brave and moving, THE HOUSE OF SPLENDID ISOLATION is Edna O'Brien at her very best.… (més)
Membre:ColumMcCann
Títol:The House of Splendid Isolation: A Novel
Autors:Edna O'Brien
Informació:Plume (1995), Paperback, 240 pages
Col·leccions:La teva biblioteca
Valoració:
Etiquetes:No n'hi ha cap

Detalls de l'obra

House of Splendid Isolation de Edna O'Brien (1994)

S'està carregant…

Apunta't a LibraryThing per saber si aquest llibre et pot agradar.

No hi ha cap discussió a Converses sobre aquesta obra.

» Mira també 21 mencions

This is a story that starts as quite disjointed, but pulls together as the book progresses. Set in Ireland in the troubles, is starts with an escaped prisioner who fights for the cause of a united Ireland and the elderly woman whose house he takes refuge in. There is his effect on the local population set against her life story. It moves backwards and forwards between her time spent in America, her marriage (not happy) and her present against the police activity chasing the escapee down and their current situation. It's not a simple story to keep straight, the different perspectives and timeframes make it sometimes hard to place who is being described. But it is worth sticking with. ( )
  Helenliz | Feb 20, 2021 |
I read and enjoyed her memoir "Country Girl."

This one I did not like so much. It’s a novel about an I.R.A. man on the run from the Garda who hides out in a large country house empty except for its owner, an old woman, whom he makes his hostage. Some good prose, and some thoughtful exploration of the psychic and moral scars left by civil war and terrorism, but it was very scattered, and I found it hard to follow. ( )
  k6gst | Sep 13, 2019 |
A fail for me.
While I found the writing style interesting enough, the plot content just failed to grab me and I've put the book down after 30 or so pages.
Maybe at another time I will be more motivated, but at present I have many more books in the queue that inspire me more.
Started Sept 2017 ( )
  mbmackay | Sep 26, 2017 |
Creative & deep, but for some reason my snorkel didn't allow me to appreciate it fully.
Read Samoa Sept 2003 ( )
  mbmackay | Nov 28, 2015 |
La ligne éditoriale de la maison Sabine Wespieser est si marquée, les oeuvres présentent un air de famille tel que, à travers cette filiation, les fonctions auteur et éditeur semblent se confondre. ( )
  mariedmartel | Mar 14, 2015 |
Es mostren 1-5 de 9 (següent | mostra-les totes)
Sense ressenyes | afegeix-hi una ressenya

Pertany a aquestes col·leccions editorials

Has d'iniciar sessió per poder modificar les dades del coneixement compartit.
Si et cal més ajuda, mira la pàgina d'ajuda del coneixement compartit.
Títol normalitzat
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
Títol original
Títols alternatius
Data original de publicació
Gent/Personatges
Llocs importants
Esdeveniments importants
Pel·lícules relacionades
Premis i honors
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
Epígraf
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
Poiché San Patrizio ha soltanto liberato questa terra dalle serpi velenose, lasciando che uomini pieni di veleno continuassero ad abitarvi, mentre l'illuminata saggezza di Sua Maestà ne caccerà tutte queste generazioni di vipere e ne farà tra breve un'isola veramente beata...

SIR JOHN DAVIES
Procuratore Generale d'Irlanda, al conte di Salisbury (1606)
Teniamo gli assassini per la gola.

LLOYD-GEORGE
dopo l'invio dei Black Tans in Irlanda nel 1920
Dedicatòria
Primeres paraules
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
History is everywhere. It seeps into the soil, the sub-soil. Like rain, or hail, or snow, or blood. A house remembers. An outhouse remembers. A people ruminate. The tale differs with the teller.

It's like no place else in the world. Wild. Wildness. Things find me. I study them. Chards caked with clay. Dark things. Bright things. Stones.

Citacions
Darreres paraules
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
(Clica-hi per mostrar-ho. Compte: pot anticipar-te quin és el desenllaç de l'obra.)
Nota de desambiguació
Editor de l'editorial
Creadors de notes promocionals a la coberta
Llengua original
CDD/SMD canònics

Referències a aquesta obra en fonts externes.

Wikipedia en anglès (1)

Josie, the ailing, elderly inhabitant of an Irish country mansion, dwells in the shadowy world of remembered pain and loneliness. McGreevy, the terrorist, reintroduces the possibility of compassion and tenderness, but there is an inevitably violent conclusion to their understanding as the police net closes. With extraordinary skill and empathy, Edna O'Brien shows two faces of a divided land: the yearnings of a woman whose youthful joy was broken, and the intransigent idealism of her captor. Brave and moving, THE HOUSE OF SPLENDID ISOLATION is Edna O'Brien at her very best.

No s'han trobat descripcions de biblioteca.

Descripció del llibre
Sumari haiku

Dreceres

Cobertes populars

Valoració

Mitjana: (3.34)
0.5
1 2
1.5
2 9
2.5 1
3 24
3.5 8
4 13
4.5 1
5 9

Ets tu?

Fes-te Autor del LibraryThing.

 

Quant a | Contacte | LibraryThing.com | Privadesa/Condicions | Ajuda/PMF | Blog | Botiga | APIs | TinyCat | Biblioteques llegades | Crítics Matiners | Coneixement comú | 158,883,823 llibres! | Barra superior: Sempre visible