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Picnic at Hanging Rock: A Novel (1967 original; edició 2014)

de Joan Lindsay (Autor)

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" It was a cloudless summer day in the year 1900. Everyone at Appleyard College for Young Ladies agreed it was just right for a picnic at Hanging Rock. After lunch, a group of three girls climbed into the blaze of the afternoon sun, pressing on through the scrub into the shadows of the secluded volcanic outcropping. Farther, higher, until at last they disappeared. They never returned. Haunting, mysterious, and subtly erotic, Picnic at Hanging Rock inspired the iconic 1975 film of the same name by Peter Weir. A beguiling masterpiece of Australian literature, it stands with Shirley Jackson's We Have Always Lived in the Castle and Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca as a masterpiece of otherworldly intrigue"--… (més)
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Títol:Picnic at Hanging Rock: A Novel
Autors:Joan Lindsay (Autor)
Informació:Penguin Books (2014), Edition: Reprint, 208 pages
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Picnic at Hanging Rock de Joan Lindsay (Author) (1967)

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The same way that I can’t put a finger on why I dislike certain books, I can’t quite articulate why I liked “Picnic at Hanging Rock” so much. On paper, it’s a difficult and frustrating read where not much happens… but there’s something so compelling about the mystery, and layers upon layers of verisimilitude lead to a quietly brutal non-conclusion that really does feel like something that really happened. It’s such a deceptively simple book, but there are so many elements at play: the repression of British high society juxtaposed with the feral Australian landscape. Is this a Gothic novel? If I didn’t know it was written in the 60s I would have believed it was actually from the Victorian era. This is a story that wouldn’t work without its setting, but at the same time it’s more than just that— the (numerous) characters feel like real people, and I found them all intensely believable and likable (not to mention the subtle sapphic undertones). It’s taking all my willpower not to look up theories about what happened, because I just learned that Lindsay published a “sequel” of sorts, a very short final chapter published separately, which I’ve got reserved at the library. Part of me just wants to leave the mystery unsolved, but to get me to care this much about a fictional event means that it’s good writing. ( )
  jooniper | Sep 10, 2021 |
3.5 writing, 4 story ( )
  SarahRita | Aug 11, 2021 |
Every interpretation of this novel cannot help but displace or destroy an equally 'credible' and fiercely held interpretation. Even Lindsay's own final, 12-page chapter - excised from the book until 1987 and appropriately held separate from the book as it has been known and admired - sits like a boulder atop filament. Without that final chapter, readers are free to wonder forever about the fates of Miranda, Marion, and Miss McCraw - each theory at least as plausible as the next and possibly more than Lindsay's own - which is the rarest gift any author can give a reader. ( )
1 vota Lemeritus | Jun 13, 2021 |
"Everything begins and ends at exactly the right time and place."

Picnic at Hanging Rock's mystery enshrouds its compelling realism with its thin veil as it lingers unavoidably and not distractedly so. Not one to focus on conclusions and closures, but more on impacts and outcomes, the ripples of tragedy reverberate from the disappearance of three students and a governess of Appleyard College one afternoon at the Hanging Rock in this unputdownable novel. Everyone's lives, directly or indirectly, are forever changed after. And whilst relationships and reputations are continuously destroyed against the unknowable and unexplainable, the mystery slowly becomes hazy; it turns into a dull ache that pounds repetitively; persistently. And subtly yet fluently, it touches on the suspicious, the shockingly sad, and the almost supernatural.

As Lindsay describes Hanging Rock as an uncanny beauty which juxtaposes the fathomless danger along its curious crevices, fascinating rock formations and dazzling monolith it's hard not to fall down its edges and find yourself too caught up with the comings and goings. At times, it's a little difficult to accept that this is nothing but a fictional work because Picnic at Hanging Rock incessantly provokes and cerebrally mesmerises.

After countless hours of reading, a lot of tourists actually still visit Hanging Rock. We have this novel to thank for the tourism boost probably ever since it's been published. And more so whenever a tourist yells "Miranda!". Although it establishes the novel's enduring appeal and reputation as a classic, Hanging Rock has a violent aboriginal history. The remembrance of such is not to completely ignore or disassociate Lindsay's work with the distinct rock formation but to broaden our perspective most specially with the aftermath of colonisation. As brutal Lindsay's fiction is, the reality is worse. ( )
  lethalmauve | Jan 25, 2021 |
Simultaneously eerie and precise, I found myself wrapped up in this book, right from the author's note in which Joan Lindsay writes: "Whether Picnic at Hanging Rock is fact or fiction, my readers must decide for themselves. As the fateful picnic took place in the year nineteen hundred, and all the characters who appear in this book are long since dead, it hardly seems important." It's the type of book you can read yourself into and get lost, just like the girls.
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Lindsay, JoanAutorautor primaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
Adón, PilarTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Bremer-Kamp, LeonieDissenyadorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Collard, JoannaPicture researchautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
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Everyone agreed that the day was just right for the picnic to Hanging Rock—a shimmering summer morning warm and still, with cicadas shrilling all through breakfast from the loquat trees outside the dining room windows and bees murmuring above the pansies bordering the drive.
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As always, in matters of surpassing human interest, those who knew nothing whatever either at first or even second hand were the most emphatic in expressing their opinions; which are well known to have a way of turning into established facts overnight.
Hatless and trembling with suppressed fury Reg stood alone in the hall. Here, in an agony of frustrated oratory and punctured self-esteem, he was obliged to pass the time as best he could, on a high-backed mahogany chair, devising ways and means of retrieving his hat from the study without loss of face.
She sat staring at the heavy curtains that shut out the gentle twilit garden, thinking how few things in life were unmuddled, firmly outlined as they were surely intended to be? One could organize, direct, plan each hour in advance and still the muddle persisted. Nothing in life was really watertight, nothing secret, nothing secure.
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" It was a cloudless summer day in the year 1900. Everyone at Appleyard College for Young Ladies agreed it was just right for a picnic at Hanging Rock. After lunch, a group of three girls climbed into the blaze of the afternoon sun, pressing on through the scrub into the shadows of the secluded volcanic outcropping. Farther, higher, until at last they disappeared. They never returned. Haunting, mysterious, and subtly erotic, Picnic at Hanging Rock inspired the iconic 1975 film of the same name by Peter Weir. A beguiling masterpiece of Australian literature, it stands with Shirley Jackson's We Have Always Lived in the Castle and Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca as a masterpiece of otherworldly intrigue"--

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