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The View of Winter


ISBN 10: 071390738X / ISBN 13: 9780713907384
Edité par Allen Lane, London, 1979
Etat : Very Good Couverture rigide
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319pp, bibliography, Literary review - Sunday Times Nov. 25 1979 by Claire Tomalin, The Observer by Philip Toynbee, TLS 23 Nov. 1979by Jeremy Treglown The author of Akenfirld brought to the reader an intimate picture of his native Suffolk. In it he allowed three generations of rural society to reveal their lives in a fascinating series of confidences. This book is about town as well as country people - men and women who share the ultimate human bond, that of being very old. Whether philosophical or despairing about their long years, Ronald Blythe discovers in their talk much that helps us to understand the natural but isolating experience of living to a great age. 'The most irreconcilable aspect of agedness is the destruction of progressive movement, that hard fact of having come to the end of the journey when custom and instinct still insist that one can, and should go on'. In this marvellous and moving book, the author sets out to find how the old come to terms with this perplexity, and others equally bewildering. He has listened to all kinds of people who are in and around their eighties: miners, villagers, doctors, teachers, craftsmen, soldiers, priests, the widowed and the long-retired - people who, however candid they may be about their predeicament, are neverthelsss mystified to dins themselves it it at al. Out of this talk he has construxted a vivid essay about Time and ourselves. Front endpaper marked with name Kathleen Liddel Hart. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. N° de réf. du libraire P0043

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Titre : The View of Winter

Éditeur : Allen Lane, London

Date d'édition : 1979

Reliure : Hardcover

Etat du livre : Very Good

Etat de la jaquette : Very Good

Edition : First Edition.

Type de livre : Hard Back

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'The View in Winter' is a timeless and moving study of the perplexities of living to a great age, as related by a wide range of men and women: miners, villagers, doctors, teachers, craftsmen, soldiers, priests, the widowed and long-retired. Their voices are set in the context of what literature, art, religion and medicine over the centuries have said about ageing. The result is an acclaimed and compelling reflection on an inevitable aspect of our human experience.

About the Author:

Ronald Blythe is one of today's foremost literary figures. His work, which has won numerous literary awards, includes 'Akenfield'( also made into a film),'Private Words', 'Word from Wormingford','Divine Landscapes', Going to Meet George' and numerous other titles. He lives near Colchester.

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